I realised that just by virtue of having 'layer 0', the source text, as part of the progressive summarisation process - I felt less bad about having hundreds of unread articles saved in Wallabag. I feel good about it in fact! It's the first step of note-taking - I know I have source material on the topic to come back to, recommended by someone I trust, when this topic comes back into my focus. I can dig deeper into it then if I want.
This is very positive. I had started to think of the wealth of information out there on the web as information overload. But now I can go back to thinking about it as an amazing resource, to be tapped into when needed.