Do you, like me, often feel you are on information overload? Between texting,emailing, surfing and living I declare that I need a bigger hard drive and a updated chip for my brain.It doesn’t help to view an Internet video highlighting the rapid pace of change and learning that the amount of information contained in one week’s New York Times is more a person in the 18th century would have received over an entire lifetime! No wonder my head is spinning. Change is occuring at an exponential rate all around us. Did you know that 1 in 8 couples that married in 2008 met online? Or consider that in 2006 there were 2.7 billion queries from Google, but by 2008 there were 32 billion and google is now a verb? The first text message was sent in 1992 and by 2008 there were more text messages sent than the population of our entire planet. Sorting and prioritizing this tsunami of information becomes not only a challenge but an absolute necessity. My question? How do you sort your data? What works for you? As I stagger under the overload, the words of Daniel 12:4echo in my mind. “But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase.” Sound eerily prophetic?
Too much information?