Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Chu, Charles (05/14/2017), The Collector’s Fallacy: Why We Gather Things We Don’t Need, Retrieved on 2017-05-17
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    17 MAY 2017

     The Collector’s Fallacy and Tsundoku

    One of my favorite Japanese words is tsundoku (積ん読). Aside from being a fantastic pun, I think it’s captures our shared problem pretty well: “Tsundoku” is the condition of acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them. Buying books does not equal reading books. We all know that. Yet, so many end up victims of tsundoku anyway. Why? One problem, I think, is that collecting feels like learning. Each time we discover a new productivi...
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