Beyond the Classroom: How Much is too Much Before we Reach Information Overload?
Source: Miami Herald
Author: Laurie Futterman
Excerpt: According the urban definition, information overload — or infoxication — is the difficulty in making a decision or understanding a concept brought about by the presence of too much information. Originally a cognitive psychology term, IO has evolved into a reference to the serious consequences of our current information technology.
IO isn’t new. In his article, “Death By Information Overload,” Paul Hemp shares that IO dates back to the 1400s, to Johannes Gutenberg and his printing press. The invention of movable type led to a proliferation of printed matter that quickly exceeded what an average human mind could absorb.
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