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Part I: Information Anxiety > Calculating the Weight of Information Overload

Chapter 2. Calculating the Weight of Information Overload

You did not become overloaded by information overnight. The weight was added little by little, with each new technological invention. Consider that:

Fifteen years ago, there was no widespread consumer use of e-mail, cell phones, or personal digital assistants (PDAs).

Thirty years ago, the Internet was a network used only by scientists, the government, and researchers. The World Wide Web had not been invented.

Before the technology “revolution,” most people went home after an eight- or nine-hour shift. Today companies and workers in all fields boast about 24/7 availability. Most Americans now work an average of 47 hours a week.


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