The Bainbridge Public Library hosts a monthly discussion group. It meets on the 4th Friday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. The Salon is for men and women who enjoy stimulating conversation and wish to learn from others in civil dialogue. Topics will vary, but the mode will be general interest subjects that impact the public. The Salon conversations will be energizing, fun, and thought-provoking. Next up is:
As defined by Wikipedia: "Information overload" (also known as infobesity) is a term popularized by Alvin Toffler in his bestselling 1970 book Future Shock. It refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information.
Defining information overload precisely may be difficult, but most of us know what it is, how it feels, and what consequences may follow. Whether we¹re part of an organization, such as Microsoft or City Council, or an individual working independently, many of us are overwhelmed with the amount of data that we have to or need to process and produce. What can we do to reduce the overload? Are we aware of the problems that arise? How can we move from overwhelmed to coping? The May 2013 Salon reading is from the Infogineering web site dedicated to making the information you create and consume more valuable.
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