2004-12-18

AaronSw on 'The News'

Aaron Swartz, All News is Bad News:
"I don’t read any news. No newspapers, no newsmagazines, no cable news outlet, no news websites. What’s the point?"

"Most of the news is completely useless. How does it help to know that Kobe Bryant is entering a formal plea or that the mother of the Osmond family has died? These things aren’t interesting, they aren’t important, and they aren’t useful. Reading through them everyday is like some sort of intellectual busywork. “Gee, I read a whole day’s worth of trivia. I’m so well-informed!”"
Agreed.