In retrospect, however, I have to wonder: Did I really need to know any of this information? Wouldn't these topics be covered again if they were really important (a quick multi-site/source rehash of the same topic seems to be how things are distributed online)? Is online content like advertising, where you see a message at least seven times before it really registers anyway?
In work, in life, how many impressions are needed in order to register a true meaningful impression? Or, do meaningful things, relevant things somehow transcend all the noise that surrounds them?
So much of smart thinking comes down to what to read next, how to filter the relevant, the meaningful from the merely entertaining.
So much of creative work comes down to answering the following question: what am I going to do with all this information?