The article in Monday’s New York Times about people no longer having the patience to listen to their voice mail was eerily similar to the “article” in the Onion a few days earlier about everything taking too long.
So much to do, so little time.
Even with “executive summaries” at the beginning of reports, colleagues are unsure whether their analyses are read. And now, with the social media, the overload increases. I touched on this in a post on blogging alone as did Allen Sheaprd in his post about people not commenting on blogs.
Right now many of us are still leaving our messages and hoping that people have the time to sort through them. This, however, is where aggregation on the front end really helps, linking like with like an identifying common themes. It’s what makes Google News my primary online news source and makes Legistalker appealing.
I wonder whether some front end consolidation and aggregation within Govloop would help us get more from the wealth of knowledge here more quickly. Because, with so little time and so much to do, everything does seem to take too long.