Is "Time Saved" the Only Important Metric?

Nicholas writes about Google’s view on history and measuring value, and concludes with this gem:

Maybe the question we should be asking, not of Google but of ourselves, is what types of questions the Net is encouraging us to ask. Should human thought be gauged by its output or by its quality? That question might actually propel one into the musty depths of a library, where “time saved” is not always the primary concern.

Yeah, are we asking the right questions (or only the easy ones)?

Speed (efficiency) can be the enemy of right (effectiveness).

It makes me think of a gem from another Nicholas – on how to be more productive (which I have stuck to my white board in the office).

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