Info Whore

I am the first one to admit it, I am an information junkie. I read everything in front of me, even if it has no relevant to my work, my hobbies, etc. The problem is that there are only so many hours in a day for reading, after taking time to sleep, eat, commute, and work.

I frequent two cell phone forums (HowardForums and My-Symbian.com), one home theater forum (AVS Forum), two news sites (CNN and BBC), and numerious other sites that have no RSS feeds to read. At last count I have 100+ feeds in endo, I am subscribed to three *active* mailing list (6A ProNet, XP Programming, Agile Testing), and regular emails.

And that is just electronics infomation. For paper-based information, I have two weekly magazines (New Scientist and Autosport), one monthly (Home Theater Magazine), and at least one book to read.

Some people (Ok, most) will consider this information overloading. For me, I don’t think I have enough! Given more hours in a day, I’ll gladly read more in-depth news stories, analysis, commentaries, financial information, sports, etc. The list goes on. The more I read the less I feel I know enough. So I get very frustrated when talking to friends who have to inclination to discover what is happening around them, let alone sit down and read. How can they hold an even semi-intelligent conversation, or make informed decision about the environment, personal finance, or the direction the country should take?

Am I the minority who feel this way about the general population?

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