Connected, Organised, Mobile: pick two

It is becoming more and more difficult for me to filter, store and organize all the information that is available to me.  This is a problem because I want the best of all worlds: I want to be as mobile as possible, as organized as possible, and also as thorough as possible.  Unfortunately it is very hard to do all three at once.  I think it has always been hard, but the recent explosion in the production and spread of information is making it worse (see this,and this).

The massive amount of information we now have available can be overwhelming and may also change how we process information (see this for a discussion on how the internet may change how people think).

The information age is both a blessing and a curse.  It can be hard to sift through all of it, to filter out the noise and junk (most of the internet is junk), to store it and to make sense of it all.  It is harder for those who are perfectionists (“I must leave no stone unturned when searching for jobs, or for research papers, or for the cheapest flight combination”).  And it is even harder for those who want to travel light, and who would like access to their work from anywhere in the world.

There are a few tools that can help us be manage and organize information and be mobile at the same time.  One way is using portable applications on a USB drive (see, for example).


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