The art critic Bernard Berenson once said “Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.”
Harlan Ellison, talking about the Internet, said:
When they say “Gee it’s an information explosion!”, no, it’s not an explosion, it’s a disgorgement of the bowels is what it is. Every idiotic thing that anybody could possibly write or say or think can get into the body politic now, where before things would have to have some merit to go through the publishing routine, now, ANYTHING.
And all you’re getting is an explosion of useless crap, which added to the other useless crap that was being done originally, only makes it that much worse.
And he’s right.