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The information diet : a case for conscious consumption / Clay A. Johnson.

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  • 1 copy at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library Non-fiction 303.4833 JOHNSON 2012 39851001085969 Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
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Record details

  • Physical Description: ix, 150 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Sebastopol [Calif.] : O'Reilly Media,

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Lessons from obesity -- Information, power, and survival -- Big info -- We are what we seek -- Welcome to information obesity -- The symptoms of information obesity -- The information diet -- Data literacy -- Attention fitness -- A healthy sens of humor -- How to consume -- Social obesity -- The participation gap -- Dear programmer.
Summary, etc.: "The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just as we have grown morbidly obese on sugar, fat, and flour--so, too, have we become gluttons for texts, instant messages, emails, RSS feeds, downloads, videos, status updates, and tweets.We're all battling a storm of distractions, buffeted with notifications and tempted by tasty tidbits of information. And just as too much junk food can lead to obesity, too much junk information can lead to cluelessness." -- Publisher's blurb.
Subject: Personal information management.
Information resources management.
Information technology > Management.
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