SCRIBOLOGERY – Information Cost

Not every information is worth writing as much as not every information is worth reading. There is an old saying, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.” It gets at the heart of one of the most important concepts in knowledge sharing: information cost. The information cost of something is simply what you must give up in order to get it.

We are limited in understanding, so not all our desire for information can be satisfied. When you desire a piece of information, you read write ups that cannot be read for any other information. The information cost is the worth of available readable materials that cannot be read for the kind of information you you desire to gain. The same is true of writing. While there are so many topics to write about, you can only narrow down research materials to the specific idea that is intended for writing. For example, you want to read or write up information on a certain political upheaval, you cannot at the same time read or write information on clinical health. Information cost in many ways, is the most part of being scribologeric. We are limited in mental concentration and understanding so our brain focuses on one idea at a time. We may have observed that our brain goes blank on a certain information when not processed after a very long time.

To make a scribologeric decision, consideration most be giving to information cost associated with various readable or writable materials that are available. Even on the same subject not every information needs to be read or written. For example, there is freedom of the press. In as much as that is true, journalists recognize some ethics in writing. They weigh the consequences of deciding to publish some write up in the media. The social media has made amateur journalist of most in the cyber space. Some have suffered dearly for indiscriminate post on social media. Before deciding to read or write give thought to value it add to personally. Will it make your habit useful or harmful? Some have stumble on certain reading materials that they wished was never read by them. Either the information pressures them to a way of life that they are battling with presently. Suffice to say information cost involves many factors that is not just limited to the nature of the human brain.

The computer age has made information available like never before. This makes majority jump at every information without minding the psychological impact. Take as an example lewd information that corrupts the mind. The severity of sexual morality breakdown can be linked to the extent pornographic materials are made easily accessible on the internet. More and more individuals want to write up lewd materials that are dumped on the internet.

Since certain information are not worth reading or writing, are there alternatives? It’s a case of each one taking responsibility of what should be allowed in and out of the mind – scribologery. Whether some books stay on the shelve not purchased or read, whether not all information clicked on the internet are not be read is depended on what choice of information is made as to what to be read or written by any individual. The real cost of information is the one decided on against the other.

In knowledge sharing there are abstract and non-abstract knowledge whether it’s to be written or read. Abstract knowledge takes more of our brain power to process than non abstracts. Just looking at a picture delights the senses but attempting to put meaning to the picture as it relates to life will require more mental power.

Abstract Knowledge:

Increased knowledge lies in most reading and written materials that are abstract in nature. The reader is allowed to harness the brain power in various dimensional thoughts. The same is true of the writer. Most with underdeveloped brain power shy away from information that are abstract in nature. Most people prefer straight forward answers other than think through information to form an opinion of their own. Such individuals are easily misled, they simply accept information on the face value of the person giving the information. So whether an individual will read or write an abstract knowledge is depended on the strength of brain power available and ready to be expended on the information. With abstract knowledge, the reader or writer voluntarily gets involved in meaningful meditation.

Non-Abstract Knowledge:

This is true or false yes or no kind of information. While it’s quick for making decisions, it does not develop brain power. The reader only knows what the writer knows and perpetually waits for the writer to provide new information. This is good for the early stages of brain development in children. An adult who constantly make use of non-abstract knowledge in day to day life decisions is bound to jump at every idea without rationalizing them.


Note that information cost is not just the sum of available books on the book shelves or volume of post on the internet that may be disregarded, in as much as each information may be relatively required. It is the next best information giving up selecting the best required information at any point in time. Did you really miss an information? No! The information you have is the most preferred at the time. The information you don’t have does not add or remove anything from your existence.

The scribologeric nature of any human can be developed continually as it’s depended on the individuals brain power. Brain power develops by continues usage.

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