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Monday, December 19, 2005

Solving the problem of plenty

Increased choice is one of the welcome signs of material progress, but it sometimes brings with it "the stress of selection," as J Peder Zane writes in this essay. "The need for such guidance has never been greater," he writes, and points to prizes and top-ten lists as "cultural Prozac."

That is also one reason why good filter blogs gain a following: they help you select stuff to read and do without your expending much effort. It is a valuable service, illustrated by how I got the link to Zane's essay: via Arts & Letters Daily, one such filter site.
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