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Reading The News: The Future Of The Newspaper
June 2, 2011 – 7:36 am | No Comment
Reading The News: The Future Of The Newspaper

In Overload!, I examine how my newspaper reading habits have changed over the past decade.
The first real newspaper (Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien) was published in 1605 in Strasbourg, France, and, until recently, the …

Replying To All
May 26, 2011 – 3:46 pm | One Comment
Replying To All

The problem that occurs when knowledge workers click the “reply to all” button entered the big leagues earlier this year when a Bridgestone commercial during the Superbowl showed a person freaking out when a co-worker …

Cloud Computing – Dark Skies Ahead For Cloud Computing
May 2, 2011 – 8:15 pm | No Comment
Cloud Computing – Dark Skies Ahead For Cloud Computing

Last week, Amazon’s side business of selling online computing resources suffered a major failure and businesses of all sizes were significantly impacted.

Amazon, which entered the cloud computing business five years ago, has been a leader …

Jonathan Spira: How Work Has Changed
April 28, 2011 – 3:57 am | No Comment
Jonathan Spira: How Work Has Changed

Jonathan Spira, author of Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous To Our Organization, discusses how and why the way we work has changed dramatically in the past few decades.
 
 
 

Jonathan B. Spira
April 28, 2011 – 12:01 am | 3 Comments
Jonathan B. Spira

A noted author and expert in the field of Information Overload, Jonathan B. Spira is CEO and chief analyst of Basex, a research firm focusing on issues companies face as they navigate the knowledge economy.

Information Overload Strikes Again
April 20, 2011 – 3:59 am | No Comment
Information Overload Strikes Again

This is the story of James, a manager who, thanks to the 500+ e-mail messages he gets each day, missed a key e-mail from an important customer.
 
 

Indexing the Web, One Book at a Time
March 10, 2011 – 12:07 am | No Comment
Indexing the Web, One Book at a Time

If you have ever wondered how much work it is for Google to index the Web, try a simpler project, namely indexing a book.
Over the past few days, along with Basex analyst Cody Burke, I …

Information Overload Stories
February 23, 2011 – 12:10 am | No Comment
Information Overload Stories

Overload!, my soon-to-be published book, won’t end on the last physical page.  Overload! Stories, the online component of the book, will continue its mission and will be a place where knowledge workers can share …

Search and the Quest for the Perfect Dishwasher
January 27, 2011 – 12:12 am | No Comment
Search and the Quest for the Perfect Dishwasher

Even if a knowledge worker were to enter a perfectly-formed query into Google’s search box, there is still a high degree of probability that he would not find what he was looking for. While, …