Clay Johnson wrote a small post introducing the concept of infoveganism a few years ago. I read it once. Then again. Then I talked a bunch about it with my friends. But I didn’t really take its advice.
The concept is pretty simple. If the information we consume was food, what would it be? Well, there’d be too much of it. And a lot would be crap. Instead, be picky! Reading “raw” (primary source) info, “healthy” (long-form, investigated pieces), etc. Also exercise by writing, videographing, etc.
The analogy is pretty good, as far as it goes. Not sure you can string that insight out to an entire book, but I haven’t read it, so who knows?
So, time to create! (Or, write about the intention to write. So meta-circular. Blech!)