As we approach concluding the second decade of the 21st Century, our family is coming to another place of appreciation for the information available to humanity via digital technologies and the Internet.
Arguments used to be made that access to so much information would be overwhelming and chaos would be commonplace.
Actually, having access to so much information is just simply different in context.
We’ve had access to enormous amounts of information prior to the advent of the public Internet. We accessed only those things we wanted to utilize and typically only when we needed to utilize them.
The same thing is beginning to happen now. Nobody reads every post on social media platforms. We choose.
Another example is that music students have access to several lifetimes worth of information because of digital distribution (University of Helsinki study).
Here are three of our favorite websites: