The World as Information: Overload and Personal Design
The context of this book is the growing interest in information as a commodity, arising from increased Internet use, and the accompanying problems of information overload.Focusing on information as a phenomenon in its own right, rather than describing the technology for handling it, the book includes discussion on: the craving for information, Popper's 3 Worlds model of information, and analytical and synthetic approaches to information management such as knowledge bases and Project Xanadu. This book is extensively referenced.
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Page 14 - And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
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