Conversation vs. Information Overload

Tom Foremski nicely captures something that has been bugging me for some time. It’s not information overload that’s the problem; it’s conversation overload:

I can deal with information overload—I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I can/will never be able to read/know all the things I think I should read/know. I can live with that.

But, conversation overload is different, because I *want* to have all these conversations. They are important to me.

These conversations are in email; they are in the comments written by readers of SVW and left on this and other sites …