In The Digital World, Information Has No Ego

info_m1I liked this quote by Bruce Perens, a specialist in Open Source and Open Data, and it got me thinking.

It’s not about ego. Really. If it was ego, I’d be telling you about my awesome… oh, never mind.
Bruce Perens

We’ve all seen various egos in our daily life, with our bosses, coworkers and friends. However this short rant isn’t about the human ego (that’s a whole topic in itself), it’s simply about information which eventually translates to 0’s and 1’s (the matrix effect) and in its most restricted technical meaning, information is an ordered sequence of symbols.

Ask yourself this question. Why am I on Twitter, or FriendFeed or Google Reader? For most people it’s about easy access to the stream of information that surrounds us. Sure we’re there to engage also but the gobs of information always come first.

That said to me the end and b all isn’t just influence, which at times can be missappropriated, misunderstood even over-rated at times. It’s just about absorbing good old information.

So as we journey in this thing called life, take a look around and start appreciating the information around you. Information will never turn on you when you most need it, it will always be there 24/7/365.

Absorb, learn and respect it.

15 Comments In The Digital World, Information Has No Ego

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  11. Mark Essel

    Ahad, love the pic, of course the Matrix is my favorite movie so I’m biased. I agree that information flow is my primary reason for social browsing. But to discount the social aspects of sharing and connecting is going too far. The path for content to me is a network of friends and curators online who know my selfish (ego) based interests and suggest appropriate content.

    As you’re aware I’m working on a social reader, so this topic is highly relevant to me.
    Thanks again for stopping by my blog. I’m sure I’ll be visiting here often. (do you have a subscribe by mail option?)

    1. admin

      Hi Mark,

      Glad to see you here. I agree with you (path of content), this was just a thought i couldn’t resist not throwing up on the blog :-) Indeed i too have been paying attention to curators out there that add relevant value in our day to day hunt for information.

      Appreciate you adding value to this post and we’re sure to see alot more connections from data out there, especially this year onwards!

      I don’t have a subscribe by mail, however I’ve been thinking of adding that in and will soon enough. I do wish you luck with your reader, and judging from your twitter page, looks like you’re sorting out the relationship model – which leads me to believe that it’s based on an MVC architecture. :-)

      I’d love to get in on the beta, if you’ll have me there! Please do let me know if i can help in any way – look forward to seeing the fruits of your labors come to life in the very near future.

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