Thursday, July 07, 2011

Too Much Information

From Thomas Vander Wal vanderwal's miscellaneous stuff: “Information overload” is one of the biggest...:
"Information overload” is one of the biggest irritations in modern life. There are e-mails to answer, virtual friends to pester, YouTube videos to watch and, back in the physical world, meetings to attend, papers to shuffle and spouses to appease. A survey by Reuters once found that two-thirds of managers believe that the data deluge has made their jobs less satisfying or hurt their personal relationships. One-third think that it has damaged their health. Another survey suggests that most managers think most of the information they receive is useless.
— Schumpeter: Too much information | The Economist

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