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The narrative begins with human interaction and information exchange. Human interaction has moved from face to face to wired communication and, more recently, to wireless and asynchronous connection in an ever-expanding network of friends. Platforms for this communication are now commercialized because connections are measured in terms of time. This chapter outlines the six distinctive features of information itself that standardize, or commoditize, these connections in terms of time. Defining attention as cognitive bandwidth hours, or uninterrupted hours of mental effort, time is a building block for attention.
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