Information Overload’s 2,300-Year-Old History

Resource Author:  Ann Blair
Resource Date:  03/14/2011
Resource Name:  Harvard Business Review
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We’re all worried about the costs of information overload and we typically associate these problems with new digital technologies. But actually information overload has very deep roots: signs of information overload were present already in the accumulation of manuscript texts in pre-modern cultures and were further accelerated by the introduction of printing (in the 15th century in the case of Europe).