"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Bill Gates, The Road Ahead
It is a fact that excessive data do not enlighten the reader or the listener; they drown him. He cannot remember them all, or coordinate them, or understand them; if he does not want to risk losing his mind, he will merely draw a general picture from them. And the more facts supplied, the more simplistic the image.
Public consciousness has not yet assimilated the point that technology is ideology.