Technological advances have led to an explosion of information, and that has produced a “paradox of plenty”: an abundance of information leads to scarcity of attention.
When people are overwhelmed by the volume of information confronting them, it is hard to know what to focus on. Attention, not information, becomes the scarce resource. And on top of it, this attention has to be very well focused on exactly what you are looking for!
Our Infant Information Revolution by Joseph S. Read on: http://prosyn.org/qQ6aZeT