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Guest column: Taming Information Overload By Opting Out
May 24, 2011 – 9:41 pm | No Comment
Guest column: Taming Information Overload By Opting Out

In the last 25 years, thanks to technological developments and the introduction of the 24-hour news cycle, the level of news that we are exposed to has risen dramatically.
Today we have a plethora of options …

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 …

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, …