Christopher Mims asks about hoarders of information:

Has endless access to a bottomless pool of knowledge and distraction, all of which can be recalled in an instant via Google, eliminated the pathological dimension of obsessive information collecting, by eliminating the physicality of the hoarded item, or is the 'net more like crack for a relapsed addict, encouraging all of us - even those who are sub-pathological - to go deeper and deeper into habits that cost us the one resource that is scarce in this marketplace of free ideas: time. ...

The difference between information hoarding and the regular kind is that information hoarding has the potential to be invisible.

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