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Information anxiety

Author: Richard Saul Wurman
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Information anxiety is produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand. It is the black hole between data and knowledge, and it happens when information doesn't tell us what we want or need to know--Title page.
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Wurman, Richard Saul, 1935-
Information anxiety.
New York : Doubleday, 1989
(OCoLC)577674927
Online version:
Wurman, Richard Saul, 1935-
Information anxiety.
New York : Doubleday, 1989
(OCoLC)608499923
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Saul Wurman
ISBN: 0385243944 9780385243940 0553348566 9780553348569
OCLC Number: 18442022
Description: 356 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The non-information explosion: more data is not the same as better information --
The understanding business: you don't have to know everything, you just need to know how to find it --
The conversation --
Language: Babel, seduction, content --
Landmines in the understanding field --
Learning is remembering what you are interested in --
Education is to learning as tour groups are to adventure --
You only learn something relative to something you understand --
Hailing failing and still sailing: magnificent failures: da Vinci, et. al. --
The low-fat information diet --
News information: violent walpaper --
Cultural information: personal vision --
Reference information: the map or mankind's ability to perceive --
Technomania: information as commodity --
Prescription for anxiety --
Predictions for understanding.
Responsibility: Richard Saul Wurman.
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Information anxiety is produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand. It is the black hole between data and knowledge, and it happens when information doesn't tell us what we want or need to know--Title page.

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