All in one digital capture systems like DevonThink are a hoarder’s wet dream. They allow the user to capture, tag and organise any scrap of potential information they think may one day be important, hence hoarding. The problem however, is that even if a user is good at organising their information, there needs to be a path, even a potential one, to follow, and allow meaning to arise.

The age we currently inhabit is called the ‘Information’ Age, which reflects the importance we now all put on ‘information’. I should clarify that by ‘ we all’ I mean people inhabiting a ‘western’ tradition. Information is not meaning, or so the saying goes. And no I’m not commenting on whether it’s true or not, not yet anyway.


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