Mac Slocum has an interview with Clay Johnson that gives some food for thought (no pun intended). The interview is about Johnson’s upcoming new book, The Information Diet. The thesis of Johnson’s book is that the problem of “personal information overload” does’t lie in the plethora of incoming information streams (news, media, blogs, entertainment, etc.), nor does it lie in us using the wrong “tools” to take in all that information. Rather, the problem primarily lies with us and our bad habits:

In other words, we don’t suffer from information overload — we suffer from information overconsumption and poor consumption habits. The solution is just as simple as a successful food diet. It’s about building habits and healthy choices for yourself, and sticking to it.

December 7, 2011