If sleep is essential to processing information we receive during the day, we probably need to make sure we have sufficient media-free downtime during our waking hours in order to effectively assimilate today's massive incoming infostreams. -- Howard
"In the midst of this multimedia blitzkrieg, the importance of mindfulness and focused attention is rising. If we can't cultivate mindfulness and focused attention while sitting quietly in a room, then how can we expect to bring these qualities of mind into turbulent circumstances -- both on and offline?
FRACTURED ATTENTION, FRACTURED MIND
The average American consumes 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words every single day, according to the 2008 report from UC San Diego. To put these numbers in perspective, one gigabyte is a symphony in high-fidelity sound or a broadcast quality movie."
Via Howard Rheingold