I was watching one of my current favorite TV shows last night, "Hoarding: Buried Alive!"
Being buried alive by a hoard of stuff is a great metaphor for our lives in technology, in our case it is hoards of information. In fact, the inability to deal with all the information and data that is available to us in our daily lives has become something of a cliche. Especially for those of us who are in the enterprise search business - the business of finding relevant information in those hoards of data. Finding "the needle in the haystack" is often the figure of speech we use but perhaps with the popularity of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" and the similar "Hoarders," we can exchange a 19th century idiom for something of our generation like "trying to find a clean fork in a hoarders kitchen."