The Lure of Data: Is It Addictive?

Submitted by rochelle on Mon, 07/07/2003 - 10:48

Anon points us to \"This NYT article about a newly created ADD-like disorder, info addiction. The new, highly creative moniker is psuedo-ADD. Slashdot\'s got a good thread on it.

\"The ubiquity of technology in the lives of executives, other businesspeople and consumers has created a subculture of the Always On — and a brewing tension between productivity and freneticism. For all the efficiency gains that it seemingly provides, the constant stream of data can interrupt not just dinner and family time, but also meetings and creative time, and it can prove very tough to turn off.\"