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Tablet Reality Check
March 9, 2012 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
Tablet Reality Check

With this week’s announcement of the new iPad and expectations for high sales and increased tablet ownership at all-time highs, it is worth taking a minute to review the tablet landscape.
According to Pew Research, as …

Beep. Beep. Beep.
March 1, 2012 – 4:54 pm | No Comment
Beep. Beep. Beep.

When I look around, I see temptation. Information. It’s like crack. You get a little information and you immediately want more.
Three beeps indicate a text message. My friends and colleagues who want my attention send …

The Man Who Didn’t Invent E-mail
February 21, 2012 – 10:57 am | No Comment
The Man Who Didn’t Invent E-mail

Recently, I was shocked to learn that a 14-year old named V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai invented e-mail in 1978.  This story came to me via the Washington Post, which reported on February 17 that the “inventor” …

A conversation with Patrick – The Clog
February 10, 2012 – 5:04 pm | No Comment
A conversation with Patrick – The Clog

 
Every week, I get the opportunity to sit down and chat with knowledge workers who are overloaded. Last week, I spoke with Patrick, a mid-level banking executive.
He refers to the problem of Information Overload as …

E-mail Disclaimer Overload
February 1, 2012 – 2:55 pm | No Comment
E-mail Disclaimer Overload

I recently noticed not one, not two, but 11 disclaimers at the bottom of an extensive e-mail exchange that occurred over a period of several days.
I noticed that disclaimers first started appearing on some e-mail …

January 18, 2012 – A notable day in information history
January 26, 2012 – 5:35 pm | No Comment
January 18, 2012 – A notable day in information history

In what had an eerie resemblance to a No Email Friday but which occurred for very different reasons, portions of the Internet went dark last week.
On January 18, major Web sites including Wikipedia and Reddit …

Overloaded 2012 – An IORG Event
January 18, 2012 – 3:54 pm | No Comment
Overloaded 2012 – An IORG Event

On Feb. 25, in San Francisco, the Information Overload Research Group will host “Overloaded 2012″, a gathering of people from a diversity of domains such as business, academia, technology, journalism, psychology, and research, committed to …

2012 Resolution Roundup: Limit Your Information Exposure
January 5, 2012 – 5:23 pm | No Comment
2012 Resolution Roundup: Limit Your Information Exposure

Now that 2012 is upon us, it is worth noting the abundance of end-of-year resolution articles that focus on our own favorite topic, Information Overload.
Nick Bilton, writing in the New York Times, resolved that, in …

What the future holds: IBM’s 5 in 5 Forecast and More Information Overload Ahead
December 21, 2011 – 4:57 pm | One Comment
What the future holds: IBM’s 5 in 5 Forecast and More Information Overload Ahead

On New Year’s Eve, we generally like to take stock of where we are, take a deep breath, prepare for a fresh new year with some resolutions, and of course, make wild predictions about the …

New Year’s Resolutions for the Overloaded
December 14, 2011 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
New Year’s Resolutions for the Overloaded

It’s hard to believe, but the New Year is almost upon us.  In the interest of not contributing further to your overload, dear reader, I’ll keep my resolutions brief.
E-mail – as demonstrated by the amount …