Ahh, the Cloud. You know, all that data that’s searchable, that enables creativity to flourish. That brings transparency to politics everywhere. That data that allows ads for Minnesota ear-muff hats to pop up in the Huffington Post when it’s 30 below outside. That cloud.
Not to be a curmudgeon, but it seems to me that the amount of IMPORTANT data is growing at a fairly regular rate. Higgs boson, sure. Good music, sure. But that other stuff … the miasma of misleading ads, multiple sources contending for each and every niche … that’s growing exponentially.
I don’t know about you, but the Internet is both an irresistible source and a frustration for me as a writer. There’s so much out there, and so much dreck obscuring the good stuff. As a result of trying to sift through some of it, I have put up a page, Resources, that lists out what I use. If you would like a more readable spreadsheet, contact me. If you can add to it, contact me.