An IRC chat with a newly acquired friend resulted in the stunning disclosure that sometimes it is very easy to get distracted when one reads scrollbacks on IRC channels or even reads blogs. Distraction is a state of the mind that is common to everybody but what is important to learn over here is that the “tunnel vision”, “laser vision” (or whatever one calls it) is not something one is generally born with. That is acquired by degrees since one has to “work” at it. On a daily basis and each day keep track of how far down that road one has progressed. A fallout of far too many IRC channels, planets, blogs and what nots is that there is a large bit of information overload and not all of that information is of the “good-to-have” nature. Filtering out the noise and amplifying the signal takes time, effort and experience.