Too Much Information

"Too Much Information!" by Tom Valovic 

1-Sentence Summary*

 "As a high-tech magazine editor, then analyst, and now editor again, I’ve thought long and hard over the years about the problem of how IT managers or anyone who needs to keep track and make sense of a fast-moving emerging technology can optimally do that."

 The “Great Information Hunt” is a witty phrase used by Tom Valovic to describe challenges we face with too much information, too many articles to read, and I may add too many meetings to attend. One way to negotiate the computer power is to apply some common sense in choosing information sources.

A focused approach is to wear the blinkers and give attention to narrow range of topics. But then there is the nagging issue of not knowing what we are missing when we dedicate ourselves to exactingly specialized conversations. Is there a happy medium?  

* 1-Sentence Summary is done using Context Organizer.

 

About Henry

Hi, I’m Henry Lewkowicz and I’m the CEO of Context Discovery Inc. For long time I have been interested in the importance of context in understanding information. Intuitively we recognize the meaning of context when we say “you took my words out of context”. This phrase vividly signifies how much we care about our intentions and point of view. I believe that in the Internet age context plays a big role in rapid understanding of information. I’ll go on the record and say that in fact seeing information in context dramatically speeds understanding and simplifies application of information. In this blog I hope to have a lively dialog with you on a range of subjects related to context, information overload, knowledge, learning and other fun topics. In the course of doing it I will be using our own application, Context Organizer, as an experiment in capturing in 1 sentence what bloggers and other writers publish. I hope that we all will have some fun with it and learn more about communicating. Although this is primarily a technology and business blog, to great degree it's also my personal blog. From time to time, amongst the customary posts, I will write about issues that I passionately care about, my travels, and photos that I've taken. Periodically I refer to my family or friends, and sometimes you even see my vacation photos. I hope to make lots of new friends and learn a great deal in the process. Life is too short…. Enjoy, and feel free to write to me.
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