The thesis is that too often we value information on the basis of how new it is rather than on its capacity to shape our souls for good. We have dozens of ways to access “real time” information, but in reality there are very few cases (other than entertainment) where real time data is truly helpful. In other words,
Even firemen only use fire hoses when it’s really, really necessary.
Go check it out: Information Needs a Compass, Not a Clock