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A follow up to the first edition, Information Anxiety 2 teaches critical lessons for functioning in today’s Information Age. In this new book, Wurman examines how. Wurman identifies a special ailment of this age of communicationsso-called “ information anxiety,” caused, in his view, by an overwhelming flood of data, much . Information Anxiety is produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand. It is the black hole between .

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I took so many notes down, that I ended up deciding to buy the book.

There are no discussion topics on this richarv yet. Raphael rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Talk is Deep note 3. Your market is your world. Keith rated it really liked it Apr 08, In many organizations, 40 to 60 percent of the workday is spent in meetings. There is no ordained right way to communicate. You can tell he is a man who is truly on a lonely path toward understanding.

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This definition remained fairly constant until the years immediately following World War II, when it came in vogue to use ‘information’ as a technological term to define anything that was sent over an electric or mechanical channel. By its existence this process allows for the development infomration new ideas. It enables us to communicate our thoughts in a manner that closely models the way they occur in our minds.


It is a great book and well worth reading for anyone involved in education, technology or marketing. Conversation can be a mirror of the mind, a petri dish for ideas.

Bill rated it really liked it Sep 23, Raul rated it liked it Feb 27, Information drives the education field, the media, consulting and service companies, postal services, anciety, accountants, writers, certain government employees, as well as those in data communications and storage.

More from this issue Introduction: Stella Lee rated it it was amazing Jun 24, Operations Enabling Emptiness Feedback: He has written eighty-one books.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Wurman’s groundbreaking ideas of information architecture became the gold standard of design and laid the groundwork for the massive onslaught of data and user interfaces we experience every anxiey. In their landmark treatise inThe Mathematical Theory of Communication, authors Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver define information as that which reduces uncertainty.


I think my thoughts, my indulgences, my desires, my pleasures may at first appear different, but that is only because they are more normal, not because they are more esoteric.

Laura rated it really liked it Jan 09, Redesigning the Migrating Coast Landscape and Displacement: Even though the content is rather dated, ten years later, Wurman’s ideas are still quite sound. Feb 28, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

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This book is a great reference for seeking understanding and get away from Information Surman. Jodee rated it it was amazing Dec 12, Trivia About Information Anxiety. Landscape as Operative Ground NaCl: Managers need to be talking to their employees, real-time, one-on-one, telling them what is going on in their organization.