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ZenWisdomCoach: One finds limits by pushing them. Herbert Simon

ObserverGrey: "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention"- Herbert A. Simon Best quote on The Information Age.

engineers_feed: “First rule of engineering; beware prototypes. Along with, avoid anything made by an engineer who doesn't have all his own fingers.” - Simon R. Green

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

eperea: Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." —Herbert Simon, 1971

Cancer_dynamics: In our January newsletter, Dr. Simon Tavaré, IICD Director, reflects on the achievements of the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics over the past year. Read the letter here:

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

tapasya_shah_: Tell me something more appropriate than this in today’s time: “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” (By Herbert Simon)

WadiMpemba: Information consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. ~ Herbert Simon

AmeyavikramaT: “Abundance of information leads to scarcity of attention.”- Herbert Simon (I am told) Twitter felt like the right place to share this quote I just learnt about!

paharihacker: "Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design." — Herbert Simon

sanju_no1: The attention economy was coined by Herbert A. Simon, based on how an overabundance of information creates a poverty of attention. Today, this problem is more prevalent where, instead of filtering for crucial information, systems are designed around merely providing the most info

AbanadorTwi: Information consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. ~ Herbert Simon Insight shared from Focus

acdimash: “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention …”  ―Herbert A. Simon

BestQuote85: Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent - not with how things are but with how they might be - in short, with design. -Herbert A. Simon -Architecture

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

DrJacinta: Be thoughtful about the inputs you take in each day. "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." -Herbert Simon

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

somnath1978: Bounded Rationality in realpolitik context. Herbert Simon got the Nobel for the concept, the Russian foreign minister is in good channels:)

kachelme1: Herbert Simon coined a word which should see wider use: satisfice.

isasobrinhot: Research quote of the Day: “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” - Herbert A. Simon, Nobel Laureate

rasim_serdar: James March and Herbert Simon are both legendary scholars! Their theories are still impressive after decades…

Rainmaker1973: For the past decade, Simon Beck has been decorating the Alps with his stunning mathematical drawings, created by running in snowshoes across freshly laid snow [read more:

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

Scott_Harris: "One finds limits by pushing them." ~Herbert Simon

laxmi_priyam: "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention" - Herbert Simon

NewfieldNetwork: "How we make decisions can impact how satisfied we are and how happy we feel about our choices. Herbert Simon was the first to make the distinction between maximizing and satisficing."

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

romulusreinier: … of information sources that might consume it.” — Herbert Simon Also: “The point is, most of what you read online today is pointless. It’s not important to your life. It’s not going to help you make better decisions. It’s not going to … >>

ZenWisdomCoach: One finds limits by pushing them. Herbert Simon

JuMosq: Why do Justin Herbert's teammates hate him so much?

simon_il97: JUSTIN HERBERT

bhatxubair66: "It isn't power which corrupts but need for power and it corrupts both who have power and who needs power". ~Herbert Simon

MisterSalesman: "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention."

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

ginsbergonomics: “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention” - Herbert Simon

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

TysonPLee: “What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” Herbert Simon

dyahaha: “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention …” ―Herbert A. Simon

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

Nirbhayyy_1: "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." ― Herbert A. Simon

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

jposhaughnessy: Two thoughts from Herbert Simon "Enlightenments, like accidents, happen only to prepared minds." “Though our vocabularies were different, we both view the human mind as a symbol-manipulating (my term) or information processing (Al Newell) system.”

CoachDStew: One finds limits by pushing them. - Herbert Simon

priceinaction: Almost fifty years ago Herbert Simon and William Chase summed up a groundbreaking conclusion that is still echoing with importance.

Cancer_dynamics: IICD January newsletter is out: Dr. Simon Tavaré, IICD Director, reflects on the achievements of the Herbert and Florence Irving Institute for Cancer Dynamics over the past year. Read more:

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

WeAreIndieMetal: "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." - Herbert A. Simon

oliverbeige: Economic radicalism vs economic conservatism on the impact of computers. Herbert A. Simon, The new science of management decision, 1960/1977.

oliverbeige: Designing small electric motors, discovering mathematical proof, translating languages. James March & Herbert Simon, Organizations, 1958.

simon_orgill: Samoosas at William Herbert on a Saturday morning. Those were some great times.

hnalalioness: Information consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. ~ Herbert Simon Insight shared from Focus by Headway app

alihmm: Attentional impoverishment: Information consumes attention hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention - Herbert A. Simon

agorf: "Information consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently" Herbert A. Simon

RCslybacon: Information consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. ~ Herbert Simon Insight shared from Focus by Headway app

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

jposhaughnessy: “To make interesting scientific discoveries, you should acquire as many good friends as possible who are energetic, intelligent and knowledgeable as they can be." ~Herbert A. Simon For first time in human history, Twitter allows this to scale across geographies, time and space.

BarbDavies373: One finds limits by pushing them. - Herbert Simon

MarcWilson10000: Quote: Herbert Simon -

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generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

scottkundla: "His epiphany was this: One of the most finite resources in the world is human attention. To describe its scarcity, he latched onto what was then an obscure term, coined by a psychologist, Herbert A. Simon: “the attention economy.”

ppulatn_thinkng: 5 best books I read in 2021 (in no particular order): Herbert Simon, /The Sciences of the Artificial/. My introduction to Simon was /Reason in Human Affairs/, which was also incredible. More political philosophers/theorists should read him--hugely underrated.

microjudgments: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon, Designing Organizations for an Information-Rich World (1971, p.44)

tarastrahl: ✨But if the cosmos is indifferent to me, I need not be indifferent to the cosmos✨ —Herbert Simon

s_abdullahtariq: "What information consumes is the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." ~Herbert Simon, Noble - winning Economist.

AJ_hearts: “One’s finds limits by pushing them.” – Herbert Simon REIGN OF TEJASSWI PRAKASH

BaDShaH57953566: “One’s finds limits by pushing them.” – Herbert Simon REIGN OF TEJASSWI PRAKASH

moijafcor: "Herbert Simon’s original framing of the concept (Mental Model), where he states that better decision makers have at their disposal repertoires of possible actions; checklists of things to think about before acting"

BarbDavies373: A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. - Herbert A. Simon

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

DonnellSage: 10 books to know me: Dragonriders of Pern McCaffrey Sabriel Nix Dune Herbert Contact Sagan Scholomance series Novik Honor series Radclyffe SoHo Loft series Brayden Fangirl Rowell Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Albertalli The Queen's Thief Series Turner

guy_herbert: I'm in the habit of contrasting their importance, which is not really fair, but it occurs to me: Are Simon and Gustave LeBon related?

ChuckCanady: One finds limits by pushing them. - Herbert Simon

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

JacobRobinsonJD: “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention” - Herbert Simon

Classic48296113: Director Herbert Ross, Marsha Mason and Neil Simon on-set of The Goodbye Girl (1977). One of two films directed by Ross in 1977 to be nominated for Best Picture of the year. The other was The Turning Point (1977), for which Ross was also nominated for Best Director.

EricSangerma: “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” — Herbert Simon

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

MisterSalesman: "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention."

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

Aaftab08924859: 'Thinking Humanly' approach: Determine how people think (observe a person in action or observe brain in action, through brain imaging) to solve a particular task. Allen Newell and Herbert Simon, 1961, GPS (General Problem Solver) reasons in steps similar to humans.

bookznthoughtz: A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. - Herbert Simon

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

abhi___92: A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. HERBERT SIMON

ZenWisdomCoach: One finds limits by pushing them. Herbert Simon

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

oliverbeige: Herbert Simon, "On the application of servomechanism theory in the study of production control", Econometrica (1952).

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

Inan_ELYA: A Wealth of information creates a poverty of attention ' Herbert A. Simon '

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

JumpOffThatBldg: Quote: Herbert A. Simon Photo by Austin Scherbarth on Unsplash (

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

generativist: "The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'" Herbert Simon [sent daily as a rhythmic reminder]

acastroaraujo: Herbert Simon is pretty cool.

KingMosesDaGod: The heat are washing the pacers. Herbert Simon and Chad Buchan gotta break this team up its time to rebuild

lacancircle: Sigmund Freud to Max Graf and his son Herbert (Little Hans) in 1908: "His fear of horses is linked to his Oedipus complex." Art by Anne Simon



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TWO Swede families live downstairs and an Irish policeman upstairs, and an old soldier, Uncle Joe.
Two Swede boys go upstairs and see Joe. His wife is dead, his only son is dead, and his two daughters in Missouri and Texas don't want him around.
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