In a conversation today, I mentioned my reading strategy:

  • We can’t read everything in our lives, so we have to be selective.
  • To learn, we should read books, not material on the internet, because the former is written with a lot more thought than the latter.

And the response was, “but by the time a book is published, a lot of its content is outdated! So you can’t just read books. You have to access the latest information from the internet.”

That’s a fair point. Though, the expanse of the internet, where anybody can publish their own material, means there’s a fair amount of rubbish material, and so the filtering / sorting cost is higher than when choosing books to read.