Clay John­son, writ­ing about the nature of noti­fi­ca­tions in soft­ware:

Left at the default, we cre­ate an econ­omy of sen­sa­tional noti­fi­ca­tions, with the bright­est minds of our gen­er­a­tion try­ing to fig­ure out how to get us to click on the next com­mand for our atten­tion. Can you imag­ine what would hap­pen if they were instead focused on pro­vid­ing us con­tent wor­thy of it?

The infovegan

Infor­ma­tion con­sump­tion also has a con­sump­tion chain, just like food does. Most news, for instance, comes from a set of facts on the ground, that get processed, and processed and processed again before it ends up on your tele­vi­sion set boiled down into chunks for you to con­sume. But it also gets filled with addi­tives— expert opin­ion, analy­sis, visu­al­iza­tions, you name it— before it gets to you. If this was food, a vegan would want none of it. They’d head straight to the data, to the source, to the facts, and try and get as much of that addi­tive busi­ness out of their way.

Clay John­son — Why Infove­gan. via Daniel.