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Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut Revised and Updated Edition





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Pub Date: 1998-05-19 Pages: 256 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins Media scholar (and Internet Enthusiast) David Shenk examines the troubling effects of information proliferation on our bodies. our brains. our relationships. and our culture. then offers strikingly down-to-earth insights for coping with the deluge With a skillful mixture of personal essay. firsthand reportage. and sharp analysis. Shenk illustrates the central paradox of our time:. as our world gets more complex. our responses to it become increasingly simplistic . He draws convincing links between data smog and stress distraction. indecision. cultural fragmentation. social vulgarity. and more.But theres hope for a saner. more meaningful future. as Shenk offers a wealth of novel prescriptions-both personal and societal-for dispelling data smog..

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