the world is increasingly awash in information from text messages, tweets, and videos — and we fundamentally try to collect everything
“The value of any piece of information is only known when you can connect it with something else that arrives at a future point in time,” Hunt said. “Since you can’t connect dots you don’t have, it drives us into a mode of, we fundamentally try to collect everything and hang on to it forever.”
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