Passion and Information Explosion

“Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available” –Gregory Benford [also known as Benford’s Law of Controversy]

“Douglas Robertson estimates that the invention of movable type expanded by a factor of one million the amount of information available to literate individuals. He calculates that the ubiquity of computers and computer networks will produce a 100 millionfold increase in the information available worldwide compared with the pre-computer era.” –Bob Davis [The Wall Street Journal, January 11, 1999]

“In all existing forms of information publishing… some fraction of what gets published is worth reading, watching, or listening to, while most of the material is between boring, poor, abysmal and tasteless. There is little doubt that things will be the same in an electronic multi-media information world. The question is whether it might even be worse.” —Global Multi-Media Information Utilities, IBM, 1989

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