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Information Environmentalist

Here’s a sign of the times: Information Environmentalist: “The newest polluters are not chemical manufacturers leaking toxins into the air. Neither are they logging conglomerates clearing ancient forests nor avaricious developers turning wetlands into strip malls. The newest polluters are in your pocket, atop your desk, or clogging your telephone lines with streams of digital effluent.
The information age, it seems, is data-contaminated. And it’s not just the volume of information that’s worrisome; it’s the lack of context in which it’s delivered.”

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  1. Information Environmentalist

    George Siemens turned up an interesting quote on information overload from an article by Dean Paton in the May 10, 2004 Christian Science Monitor: elearnspace: Information Environmentalist Here’s a sign of the times: Information Environmentalist: “The …

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