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Never-Ending Now

Last updated Feb 9, 2024

We live in a never-ending now. It’s true; if you are on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, god forbid, TikTok, you consume content that is produced today.

Even Google is giving you a recency bias. Instead of giving you the best, they give you the best from the past couple of months, maximum year.

Marc Andreessen reads either the very new (Twitter) or books that are super old and stand the time.

That’s why, in my own opinion, and many I hear on podcasts, they learn from books. Books that are older, that are still read today, are the best. The Bible is one of the oldest books, but it’s heavily read today. If there hadn’t been so much wisdom, nobody would have read it today.

Try to find old books; even newer books might have a recency bias. But books are already better than just right-now.


Origin: LinkedIn by David Perell
References: Digital Minimalism
Created 2024-02-09