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Author Johnson, Clay A.

Title The information diet : a case for conscious consumption / Clay A. Johnson.

Publication Info. Beijing ; Sebastopol [California] : O'Reilly Media, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department  303.48 JOHNSON    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  303.4833 JOHNSON    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description ix, 150 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-150).
Contents Introduction -- Lessons from obesity -- Information, power, and survival -- Big info -- We are what we seek -- Welcome to information obesity -- The symptoms of information obesity -- The information diet -- Data literacy -- Attention fitness -- A healthy sense of humor -- How to consume -- Social obesity -- The participation gap -- Dear programmer.
Summary "The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just as we have grown morbidly obese on sugar, fat, and flour--so, too, have we become gluttons for texts, instant messages, emails, RSS feeds, downloads, videos, status updates, and tweets. We're all battling a storm of distractions, buffeted with notifications and tempted by tasty tidbits of information. And just as too much junk food can lead to obesity, too much junk information can lead to cluelessness." -- Publisher's blurb.
Subject Personal information management.
Information resources management.
Information technology -- Management.
ISBN 9781449304683
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