Information Overload: A History

“Is there anywhere on earth exempt from these swarms of new books?”

This quote was recently mentioned in an extremely fascinating Boston Globe article about the history of information overload. What is most interesting are all of the innovations that stemmed from the pressure created by the situation.

When thinking about the current situation, as it applies to law, I’m not sure we have yet seen the same types of innovations. Perhaps something is right around the corner.

Hat tip: Out of the Jungle


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