forethought: Information Science Archives

There is an interesting article in the New York Times about being addicted to the constant availability of information.

“It’s like a dopamine squirt to be connected,” said Dr. Ratey, who compares the sensations created by constantly being wired to those of narcotics — a hit of pleasure, stimulation and escape. “It takes the same pathway as our drugs of abuse and pleasure.”

“It’s an addiction,” he said, adding that some people cannot deal with down time or quiet moments. “Without it, we are in withdrawal.”

So for everyone out there who thought they were free of addictions because “geeks don’t do drugs” here’s your addiction.

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forethought: Entertainment Archives

For those who don’t already know, Barry White died on last Friday at the age of 58.

He was listed as Artist No. 78 in VH1’s 100 Sexiest Artists.

For more on Barry White and his music, visit the Barry White biography page by VH1.

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Katherine Houghton Hepburn, died Sunday, June 29, 2003 at her home in Old Saybrook, CT.

She one the most decorated actresses in the industry. Until this year she held the record for the most Academy Award nominations.

Her credits included: “On Golden Pond” in 1981, “Lion in Winter” in 1968, and “African Queen” in 1951, co-starring with Humphrey Bogart.

The following quote typifies Hepburn’s life as well as her acting career:

“I’m a personality as well as an actress,” Hepburn once said. “Show me an actress who isn’t a personality, and you’ll show me a woman who isn’t a star.”

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