Information Overload: An International Challenge for Professional Engineers and Technical Communicators
Emphasizing the role of engineers and technical communicators, the book discusses the root causes and costs of information overload within organizations and introduces strategies and proven techniques for reducing information overload and minimizing its negative impact. It offers a theoretical framework and ideas for future research, and features special chapter ‘insight boxes’ that recount different approaches to problems from various multinational corporations.
David Shenk is an author of books on information overload, memory loss, and chess.
Getting Organized in the Google Era: How to Get Stuff Out of Your Head, Find It When You Need It, and Get It Done Right
Author is former Google CIO
At a time when Americans are casting about for a superhero to calm the stormy waters of domestic and international unrest, who would have thought our best hope is a librarian? Marilyn Johnson, author of This Book Is Overdue: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, compels us to look beneath our outdated image of the buttoned-up, no nonsense, matronly librarian to see how much power these figures hold in the information age.
Whether it’s a faulty memory, a tendency to multitask, or difficulty managing our time, every one of us has limitations conspiring to keep us from being organized. But, as organizational guru and former Google CIO Douglas C. Merrill points out, it isn’t our fault.
As the pace of technological change accelerates, we are increasingly experiencing a state of information overload. Statistics show that we are interrupted every three minutes during the course of the work day. Multitasking between email, cell-phone, text messages, and four or five websites while listening to an iPod forces the brain to process more and more informaton at greater and greater speeds. And yet the human brain has hardly changed in the last 40,000 years.
Book: Thinking for a Living: How to Get Better Performances And Results from Knowledge Workers
This is a book for people who want to know what the future is going to look like and for people who want to know how to create the future.
Gershenfeld offers a glimpse at the brave new post-computerized world, where microchips work for us instead of against us. He argues that we waste the potential of the microchip when we confine it to a box on our desk: the real electronic revolution will come when computers have all but disappeared into the walls around us.
A fresh look at the digital revolution in light of the full history of human writing technologies – Packed with illustrations