“You can have information, or you can have a life. But you can’t have both”

From Douglas Coupland’s latest novel, Player One:

“Information overload triggered a crisis in the way people saw their lives. It sped up the we locate, cross-reference, and focus the questions that define our essence, our roles – our stories. The crux seems to be our lives stopped being stories. And if we are no longer to have lives that are stories, what will our lives have become?”

I plan to be hitting this theme during my brief session at the ¿El Paréntesis de Gutenberg? seminar later this week…

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