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Here’s a question I try to answer in the latest issue of my (free) newsletter: If too much information is noise, what’s too much meaning?

In fact, here’s the table of contents of that issue. (Note: The answer I come up with is not good enough to count as a spoiler.)


March 9, 2007

The abundance of meaning: If too much information is noise, what’s too much meaning?
The abundance of worthiness and the new relevancy: When there’s an abundance of worthwhile pages on just about any topic, search engines need to evolve. 
Book stuff: (1) Why finishing a book sucks, (2) the new book’s site, and (3) the book’s word cloud
Why do movies suck?: We don’t make that many movies, we invest heavily in them, and yet most of the comedies aren’t funny, the suspensers aren’t suspenseful, the action ones are incoherently edited. Why is that?
Cool Tool: The O’Reilly Hacks series
What I’m playing: Dreamfall and Devastation Troopers
Bogus Contest: Suggest a Daily Open-Ended Puzzle

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3 Responses to “DOEP (Daily Open-Ended Puzzle) (intermittent): Too much meaning”

  1. […] Original post by David Weinberger […]

  2. on 11 Mar 2007 at 1:26 pmfp

    reading a passable mystery wherein a character is at the movie theater watching “Rashomon” and the projector dies. admission cheerfully refunded, I’m sure… somehow this reminded me of your “abundance of meaning” question.

  3. on 11 Mar 2007 at 9:58 pmDavid Weinberger

    I’d like to see a movie that explores five different characters’ reaction to Rashomon.