With a degree in library and information science, inventive visual presentation and interactive spaces interest me. The focus of Max Joseph’s ambitious video is primarily book stores and the difficulty of finding time to read books with Netflix, podcasts, social media, YouTube, and the 24 hour news cycle. A priority issue many of us struggle with and fear of missing out (FOMO) is a sign of the times.
A travel vlog of sorts, he goes to Europe, North- and South America, and you get to be along for the ride. Sure, the platitude “so many books, not enough time” is nothing new, but he tries to go beyond that in a quest for “the most beautiful book store in the world” and ways to manage his “book store anxiety” and “content diet”.
Obviously there is not a one size fits all solution as we are all different. The world’s fastest reader Howard Berg, blogger/TED Speaker Tim Urban, as well as others are interviewed, providing insights and tips. The plan is to make a volume 2, visiting Australia, Russia and Asia which I look forward to.
What do you think? Do you have a fear of missing out on great books, films, music, or travel destinations? As always, comments are welcome