INFORMATION ANXIETY RICHARD SAUL WURMAN PDF

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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About Richard Saul Wurman. Information must be that which leads to understanding.

More from this issue Introduction: Now, the freedom engendered by such an amorphous definition has, as you might expect, encouraged its liberal deployment.

Eric Golembiewski rated it it was amazing Jun 16, Quiddity rated it really liked it May 29, He has written eighty-one books. Feb 28, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Very thought-provoking, a must-read for anyone involved in communication.

Information Anxiety: Towards Understanding

If you can’t integrate, you can’t operate. Now, the freedom engendered by such an amorphous definition has, as you might expect, encouraged it liberal deployment. The word inform has been stripped out of the noun informationand the form or structure has disappeared from the verb to inform. So the great information age is really an explosion of non-information; it is an explosion of data.

His groundbreaking book, however, now appears quaintly outdated. Size really doesn’t count. With the publication of his first book in at the age With the publication of his first book in at the age of 26, Richard Saul Wurman began the singular passion of hi of 26, Richard Saul Wurman began the singular passion of his life: People still fly halfway across the world to meet clients for the first time.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. A follow up to the first edition, Information Anxiety 2 teaches critical lessons for functioning in today’s Information Age. Apr informatiln, Terresa rated it it was amazing.

In many organizations, 40 to 60 percent of the workday is spent in meetings. Jul 01, Robert Grossman rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 26, Tamara rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 16, Alfredo Sherman rated it really liked it Shelves: References to this book Rihcard Ecology: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Information Anxiety 2 by Richard Saul Wurman

Dave rated it liked it May 13, At least in the absolute sense, it is impossible to share our thoughts with someone else, for they will not be understood in exactly the same way. Laura rated it really liked it Jan 09, It’s laid out as if you should flip through and find what you need – but you can’t.

In examining the sources of information anxiety, Wurman takes an It has in it the possibility of great creative activity. By indulging my interests through my life, and perhaps because of rather than despite many failures, I have been able to design my life.

Theresa Alimi rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Jodee rated it it was amazing Dec rivhard, Excerpts reprinted with permission from Richard Saul Wurman. Jul 22, Carrie rated it liked it Shelves: Nowhere is this more apparent than in the business community. While not the only tool, words elevate communication and lend an unparalleled degree of sophistication to expression.

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By its ihformation this process allows for the development of new ideas. Jasmine Trinidad rated it liked it Sep 05, Thanks for telling us about the problem. The following excerpts look at the problem of too much information, how we create understanding, and the beauty of what may be a lost art form: We use the art of persuasion and consistent messaging to build trust with employees and our market.

I read this for a library science sul, but it’s really intended more for people in the work force. 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.

Keith rated it really liked it Jul 09, Those suffering from the disease of familiarity are the experts in the world who, so bogged down by their own knowledge, regularly miss the key points as they try to explain what they know. Even though the content is rather dated, ten gichard later, Wurman’s ideas are still quite sound. Wuramn requires time-consuming thought, and the pace of modern life works against affording us the time to think.

Involve me and I learn. Lists with This Book.