Talk:Information overload

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Merge with Data Smog?[edit]

I propose that Data_Smog be merged into this article. Data smog is a very similar term and its article is mostly about one book so it would be easy to be included in this article. There is also some information overload specific stuff (the Bucy quote) that isn't found here. (talk) 16:41, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Good idea. My one reservation is that Data Smog is an article about a specific book. I'll add a link to the See also section for now. Paul2520 (talk) 15:42, 20 December 2013 (UTC)
Oppose merging, because as mentioned above, one is about a book and the other is about a concept. Loraof (talk) 17:47, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

History section[edit]

As a general-public-casual-reader, I dare say History section may be improved by mentioning means of conveying information other than the written e.g. radio, television, signage, advertising. It strikes me as odd the long jump from XVIIIth century book publishing to internet, obviating altogether XIXth century and proliferation of newspapers, journals, magazines, almanacs. As relevant comment from this period I would point to mind attic theory from massively influential master of information processing Sherlock Holmes :) What I was musing about when first came to this article was the perplexing relation between the necessity of perfect information as to market efficiency and the unperfecting infoverload mature markets seem to downpour. Wonder this could be something linked to Tainter's diminishing returns from complexity. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:14, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

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This is the perfect definition for Wikipedia itself[edit]

Wikipedia is a perfect example, in and of itself, of information overload — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:540:C400:8C80:E941:3F67:9A11:7F60 (talk) 06:52, 8 June 2017 (UTC)


For the album by Alien Sex Fiend, see Information Overload (album).

Does pumping out this banner at the top of the page qualify as irony?

Hmmmm, I think it does. See also tiny crop circles. — MaxEnt 18:34, 25 August 2017 (UTC)