Information R/evolution

By , December 22, 2007 1:50 am

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4 Responses to “Information R/evolution”

  1. Ken says:

    Hmm, more of an information evolution than revolution. All throughout history we have been making it easier to create and share information. First there were cave drawings, hard to do (remember, this was before you could buy chalk at Staples), then the pen and paper, printing press, word processor, now the web. As for organization we’ve moved from unorganized (cave drawings), to organized by a few (librarians and monks), to organized by many (tags/folksonomies).

    The real problem is, and always has been, information overload. Which keeps getting worse as time goes on. We’ve gone from which cave to I go to, to which of the 100,000 blog posts that have been tagged with “Information” do I read? The real “revolution” will occur when we find a way (technology?) to make information truly manageable… I’m guessing the solution will have something to do with penguins, but I could be wrong.

    Oh one other thing – let’s not forget all the pertinnent information regarding any given subject is not on the web, neatly organized by a folksonomy. There is still lots of important stuff captured elsewhere, or worse not at all.

  2. Ken says:

    Hmm, more of an information evolution than revolution. All throughout history we have been making it easier to create and share information. First there were cave drawings, hard to do (remember, this was before you could buy chalk at Staples), then the pen and paper, printing press, word processor, now the web. As for organization we’ve moved from unorganized (cave drawings), to organized by a few (librarians and monks), to organized by many (tags/folksonomies).

    The real problem is, and always has been, information overload. Which keeps getting worse as time goes on. We’ve gone from which cave to I go to, to which of the 100,000 blog posts that have been tagged with “Information” do I read? The real “revolution” will occur when we find a way (technology?) to make information truly manageable… I’m guessing the solution will have something to do with penguins, but I could be wrong.

    Oh one other thing – let’s not forget all the pertinnent information regarding any given subject is not on the web, neatly organized by a folksonomy. There is still lots of important stuff captured elsewhere, or worse not at all.

  3. Ken says:

    Hmm, more of an information evolution than revolution. All throughout history we have been making it easier to create and share information. First there were cave drawings, hard to do (remember, this was before you could buy chalk at Staples), then the pen and paper, printing press, word processor, now the web. As for organization we’ve moved from unorganized (cave drawings), to organized by a few (librarians and monks), to organized by many (tags/folksonomies).

    The real problem is, and always has been, information overload. Which keeps getting worse as time goes on. We’ve gone from which cave to I go to, to which of the 100,000 blog posts that have been tagged with “Information” do I read? The real “revolution” will occur when we find a way (technology?) to make information truly manageable… I’m guessing the solution will have something to do with penguins, but I could be wrong.

    Oh one other thing – let’s not forget all the pertinnent information regarding any given subject is not on the web, neatly organized by a folksonomy. There is still lots of important stuff captured elsewhere, or worse not at all.

  4. Ken says:

    Hmm, more of an information evolution than revolution. All throughout history we have been making it easier to create and share information. First there were cave drawings, hard to do (remember, this was before you could buy chalk at Staples), then the pen and paper, printing press, word processor, now the web. As for organization we’ve moved from unorganized (cave drawings), to organized by a few (librarians and monks), to organized by many (tags/folksonomies).

    The real problem is, and always has been, information overload. Which keeps getting worse as time goes on. We’ve gone from which cave to I go to, to which of the 100,000 blog posts that have been tagged with “Information” do I read? The real “revolution” will occur when we find a way (technology?) to make information truly manageable… I’m guessing the solution will have something to do with penguins, but I could be wrong.

    Oh one other thing – let’s not forget all the pertinnent information regarding any given subject is not on the web, neatly organized by a folksonomy. There is still lots of important stuff captured elsewhere, or worse not at all.

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