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The Importance of Connections

I ran across this quote from Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum via ONFOCUS:

“No piece of information is superior to any other. Power lies in having them all on file and then finding the connections. There are always connections; you have only to want to find them.”

This is the power of the internet. It is not in the information, but in the connections between them. I find that I tend to learn more from my search and subsequent linking from one page to another than I do from actually reading any one entry. It is the experience that sheds light on the subject, not necessarily any one entry. The medium is truly the message. It is an interlinked world we live in and the internet brings that fact to the forefront. “There are always connections; you have only to want to find them.” Makes me want to read Eco.

August 11, 2004