On Amassing Information
Having a store of information doesn't make us smarter. I don't even think it makes us better informed. It just means we have more information.
Is that necessarily a good thing? Most people don't need a fraction of the information they ingest, either personally or professionally.
Even if you get information from multiple sources, you're not necessarily getting more depth. With news, for example, a good chunk of the information overlaps. You're not getting much that's new. It's mostly repetition.