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The constant flow of information, the ease of accessing it, and the sheer amount of it has made cynics of most of us, and hardened our hides, so that it takes an awful lot to break through and catch our attention. Whether you believe the proliferation of information is a blessing or a curse, it is a fact, and it will only increase, save for those few, rare souls who are able to and want to simply unplug, remaining blissfully unaware.