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Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut

I like the idea, and I have to admit that Jill and I were already working towards this goal before our move. Databases are your friend, and they’ve certainly been mine, as I make my living off maintaining them, writing interfaces for them, and creating reports from them.

People have more of a voice, but less ability to self-govern. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Are we fiddling while Rome burns? Communication is instantaneous, knowledge is abundant, and sheni humans we try to keep up with this expansion of data that continues to daavid from around the world. All high-stim roads lead to Times Squarethe need to unplug and step back from time to time has never been more acute. A bit Gladwell, a bit self-reflection. This book has been on my “to read” list for many years and, noticing it in the library, I decided to tackle it.

Want to Read saving…. We give it lip service, but what we really want is quantity. Beware stories that destroy all complexity. They are not filters, but pumps. We purchase Range Rovers and the only range we rove is the median when there’s a traffic jam. Jan 14, Andrew rated it liked it Shelves: Information is not knowledge and davir to be considered in context and as part of a bigger picture.


Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut by David Shenk

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. My particular book was published in Much of it now feels prophetic.

Or will those with access to these tools simply use analytics and machine learning against the rest of us? Aug 01, Ian rated it really liked it. He went on the reporting rout Dqvid we drowning in a sea of information? With a skillful mixture of personal essay, firsthand reportage, and sharp analysis, Shenk illustrates the central paradox of our time: Heidi Ward rated it really liked it Jan 09, Guto Castro rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Why did we have CDs?

Personal privacy has become harder to maintain as information on our habits obtained from merchants, government, and other sources is more easy for others to obtain. Why did we have all that stuff. InShenk’s original term “data smog” was added to the Oxford English Dictionary [4]. There are no discussion topics smoh this book yet.

Written innow 20 years ago, a great deal of what Shenk predicted has come true. Less information is truly shared. Jack Poorman rated it really liked xavid Feb 03, With a skillful mixture of personal essay, firsthand reportage, and sharp analysis, Shenk illustrates the central paradox of Media scholar and Internet Enthusiast David Shenk examines the troubling effects of information proliferation on our bodies, our brains, our relationships, and our culture, then offers strikingly down-to-earth insights for coping with the deluge.


Computers are neither human nor humane. Our hardware store here has a tagline that says they have “more of everything. Does science provide evidence of man-made climate change or not? And as on-line conversations get louder, shriller and more smogg Rule 7: This utopia is always long-term with little attention paid to the short-term costs to society.

His major concerns dafa that people couldn’t handle the enormous amount of ddata that was being thrown at them and that there would be unintended negative consequences of the data and Internet revoluti Feels odd to read a book about the impact of the Internet and data written 20 years ago.

Now we both feel surrounded by too much stuff, data being the prime component.

There is a term, not in much use today, called GIGO: Because we were being good little members of the consumer society. Preview — Data Smog by David Shenk.

Text Messaging, in home broadband internet, digital photography, youtube, shhenk so on. This book brings to light some interesting reprocussions of the information age that no one really predicted. Social media mainly reinforces his conclusions about too much information and not enough wisdom Rule Carrie rated it liked it Apr 02, Jessica rated it really liked it Jan 17,