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“Just as fat has replaced starvation as (the US’s) number one dietary concern, information overload has replaced information scarcity as an important new emotional, social, and political problem.”

Found this quote in Jonah Brucker-Cohen‘s presentation for an old Situated Technologies symposium. the quote is by David Shenk. Watch Jonah’s presentation.



  1. A helpful way of dealing with information overload is to apply summarization technology. The benefit of summarization is that the reader instantly sees the most relevant keywords and sentences. An example of such a product is Context Organizer from Context Discovery:

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  2. What is a healthy threshold for indulging in information?

    “When everything is said and done, there is more to be done than there is to be said.”

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