Here’s the podcast: http://developeronfire.com/episode-132-erik-trautman-quest-for-meaning
This was a great podcast that just came out today. I listened to it twice on double speed.
From 31:46, on Erik’s information diet:
“When I was first learning, I said turn on the firehose and said, just send everything at me. I’d spend hours reading Tech Crunch, Hacker News, Subreddits, and take as much information as I could possibly handle. That was useful because you do have to go through this phase where you see the edges of the landscape. But that’s not really a sustainable way to go about things. More and more, I’ve started stepping away from the firehose of information. All information is not created equal. There are empty calories. Instead of going out and reading everything I can, I try to be more collaborative, and have conversations with people who know about these topics, as opposed to taking an independent approach.”
I’m curious how many of your approach to learning about technology has shifted over the past years (months?) and whether you have found the “firehose” approach helpful.