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“The all-con­sum­ing ob­ses­sion with joy­lessly mon­i­tor­ing ev­ery con­ceiv­able hu­man ac­tiv­ity, quan­ti­fy­ing and as­sign­ing vari­ables to tasks as var­i­ous as walk­ing and mak­ing small pur­chases, and at­tempt­ing to draw prof­itable con­clu­sions from this vast ac­cu­mu­la­tion, is one of the most dis­tinct char­ac­ter­is­tics of mod­ern life. It’s also, amus­ingly enough, a com­plete waste of time. There is so much in­for­ma­tion sit­ting around in servers that no­body knows what to do with it. The an­swer is, or should be: noth­ing. In­for­ma­tion is not the same thing as knowl­edge.” Matthew Walther in TheWeek.com

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