Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Lie of Diminishing Returns

We can't accuse Slate of biting our style because there are only a few original thoughts left in the ether, and "Forgot to Remember" wasn't necessarily one of them.

But Matthew J.X. Malady's "Eureka Lost" does explore similar territory regarding technology's ability to deliver even obscure information with alarming speed, and thus, reduces the thrill of the hunt and the allure of a mystery to solve.

Even if the chewing only lasts for the duration of Malady's article, it's worth a read.