Monday, March 23, 2009

High-Quality Information

This reminds me of a certain blog I know:

"The only way to survive the current paralyzing mash of information, to escape the frozen circuits of its bogus factuality, is to seek out and insist upon high-quality information. What constitutes 'quality' is, undoubtedly, subjective, but it seems to me that high-quality information generally shares three characteristics: it is direct, it is deep, and it is durable... High-quality information strikes deeply in the psyche. There is a cellular thrill of recognition, a loop of delight, a sense of both completeness and opening. The recognition resonates in the subjective contours of our being, exciting the imagination. It is durable because it integrates other informations, thus complementing their powers (in the shaman’s sense of the word "power," not the politician’s). High-quality information is also durable because it invariably proves useful, whether it be in splitting posts, analytical hair-splitting, or splitting town. It is durable, moreover, because high-quality information tends to be shared when possible; it, like joy, seeks expression."

—James Dodge

1 Comments:

Anonymous Jacques Conejo said...

Yeah... I think that reflects the feeling (not the emotion mind you) that comes along with reading your blog Gordon...

I always get a sense of what I call "grounded-ness" when I read your blog - particularly of course, the homesteading related stuff...

It is information easily comprehended and timeless and universal in it's application and appeal...

It's worth it... don't stop...

Thanks...

Jacques

7:06 AM  

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