I resume teaching today so pressure on me to live a more structured existence. Less time to spend roaming the Web, posting to this site and reading/posting to other blogs. I've been busy trying to catch up with a mounting stack of books and with a number of refereeing and (tedious) administrative tasks.
As with most people I periodically suffer from 'information overload'. Apart from the Web there are online and hard copy daily/weekly newspapers and magazines that I read even apart from the professional publications that I must read. I find the weekly Economist and NewScientist magazines essential reading - mainly for pleasure - and prefer the hard copy versions. But it all takes time. I can't substitute away from television as I now watch little and I need to give family and work high commitments.
How to you manage information overload? How do you prevent it from reducing your effectiveness? If you have comments on this, on blogging generally or, indeed, on any issue that interests you I'd like to hear them.
Over to you.