2016年7月9日 星期六

overloadi, nformation overload

Some of the biggest technology firms, including Microsoft, Intel, Google and I.B.M., are banding together to fight information overload. Last week they formed a nonprofit group to study the problem, publicize it and devise ways to help workers — theirs and others — cope with the digital deluge...
Members of the new organization, called the Information Overload Research Group, planned to have their first meeting in July in New York.
The group plans to seek solutions, both cultural and technological.


Information overload? The Victorians had the same concerns about technology as we do.
Fascinating article in The Conversation by Dr Melissa Dickson.
Many of us feel that technology threatens our relationships and 'usual'…
THECONVERSATION.COM|由 MELISSA DICKSON 上傳



information overload noun [U]
when you receive too much information at one time and cannot think about it in a clear way:
Spread your visit to the museum over two days if you want to avoid information overload.


overload


VERB

Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈləʊd/  
[WITH OBJECT]
1Load with too great a burden or cargo:both boats were overloaded and low in the water(as adjective overloadedoverloaded vehicles
1.1Give excessive work, responsibility, or information to:the staff are heavily overloaded with casework
1.2Put too great a demand on (an electrical system):the wiring had been overloaded

NOUN

Pronunciation: /ˈəʊvələʊd/  
[IN SINGULAR]
An excessive amount of something:an overload of stress

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