When we are born we are the proverbial blank slate. Then our parents, our teachers, our peers and the media start delivering information to us. Where there was no information there now is. And now
all new information is judged in light of the information we already have.
In the time of Copernicus and Galileo the world was flat and the Earth was at the center of the Universe; that was the truth. Today we know differently, (until we don’t).
So what does this have to do with …
Recently my Toastmaster friend Jim gave a speech on Reticence and asked us the question, “what happened to it?” He did a great job of showing how it has apparently
disappeared as he shared the story of the flight where the lady (a stranger) next to him told the story of her urinary tract infection. Yuck. Or the other gentleman who asked him about the
military’s “Don’t ask don’t tell” policy, and then proceeded to regale Jim with the …
Recently I had the opportunity to listen to a recording of Eli Pariser speaking at TED, l regarding what he calls Filter Bubbles. This refers to the filters we establish and or that are established for us to filter information.
Many of the readers of this and other blogs use RSS Feeds as a way to create lists of what we feel is relevant content so that we don’t have to listen to or read all the other “stuff” that is
published. I know I was …