“We have all these new channels and tools to understand the world as it happens, but there’s no reliable algorithm for sorting through the morass.
“It used to be to read the morning paper on the way to work and read the evening paper on the way home. Now we have to invent a new personal methodology every day. And if we’re waiting for things to settle down and become simple, that’s never going to happen.”
—Jim Gleick, journalism and author, in “Lost in Space,” The New York Times, April 23, 2013.
• Editorial Comment: It’s exhausting.
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