Pardon me for just a moment, but AAAARRGH!
Sorry. One more time, with feeling.
Better. A little.
I've come to the realization that I have too many inputs. There. I've said it. Yes, it's true. I no longer think I can suck in the vast sums of data and process said as I've been trying to do for the last few years. It's not that I need more personal productivity tips -- really I don't. I've got quite the system down to parse and deal with various data sources on a near-continual basis. Hey, I'm no Cory Doctorow, but I hold my own in the GTD world.
No, my problem is simple: I'm a mental packrat. Many things capture my large chunks of my attention to the point of utter fascination, and once I'm educated on a subject I feel compelled to continue my education in infinitum. Thanks for raising your kid to think and love learning, Mom. See where it's led me?
And with that, I hereby declare today a day of declutterization. I have some pressing day-job matters to attend this morning and early afternoon, but after that I'm breaking out the CyberMachete to get medieval on RSS feeds, podcasts, mailing lists, and the like. It won't be pretty and it may not be permanent. But it will remove the feeling of doom hanging over my head like an overused simile in a Scott Sigler story.