I’m looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book, The Information Diet when it is released in early January 2012.
Love the subtitle ‘A Case for Conscious Consumption’. The book blurb states: “Healthy information consumption habits are about more than productivity and efficiency. They’re about your personal health, and the health of society. Just as junk food can lead to obesity, junk information can lead to new forms of ignorance. The Information Diet provides a framework for consuming information in a healthy way, by showing you what to look for, what to avoid, and how to be selective.
With this book, you’ll learn:
- The relationship between power, authority, and information since the dawn of the first major information-technology boom
- How people react to information consumption, according to cognitive science and neuroscience findings
- How the new, information-abundant society is suffering consequences from poor information consumption habits
- What constitutes a healthy information diet and how you can get started”
I really like the way ‘information’ is being explored here as part of a person’s healthy lifestyle, and people being empowered by the ‘information choices’ they make to inform their lives.
Should we be presenting teacher librarians as information dietitians in 2012?