GeekPress.com: The too-much-information society

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Mon Jun 19 19:45:59 EST 2000


The article below was posted to GeekPress 
(http://www.geekpress.com) earlier today.  Enjoy!

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The too-much-information society 
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/Digital/Interviews/2000-06/greenfield190600.shtml

Summary:
Professor Susan Greenfield, a leading British
neuroscientist, is concerned that heavy use of the internet
is changing the way we think, and may potentially even
change the way our neurons are wired.

Commentary:
Although some of her concerns may seem a bit far-fetched at
first, I did like her observation that the internet
increases our "tendency to confuse facts with knowledge".
Overall, an interesting article.

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