Vol 5 . . . No 2 . . . October, 1995



In times of Info-Glut, browsing becomes an essential survival skill. When we browse, we cover a lot of ground without stopping to eat or read very much. We want to see what there is at the pot-luck supper before we load our plate, so we move along the table, looking over the food displayed there, knowing we will return for large helpings of the best items. If we started loading and feasting early in the table, we might lose our appetite before reaching the prize dish.

Raised to conduct carefully structured searches with plenty of focus, we must learn to skim the surface purposefully, always mindful that we are likely to suffer from abundance. The challenge is finding the "right stuff."

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