Just the Facts, Ma’am

“Chock them so damned full of ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving.”—Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“What people really intend when they speak of ‘information’ is ‘meaning,’ not ‘facts.’ Undoubtedly, we’re bombarded with too many facts—isolated bits of data without context.”—Michael Crichton

“Facts are collected indiscriminately by the naive empiricist, who lives in fear of missing the one fact that will give meaning to the rest. His fear is justified; that fact will never be found.”—Evan Eisenberg, The Recording Angel (quoted by Nick Carr)


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