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Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Situational overload and ambient overload
"Situational overload is not the problem. When we complain about information overload, what we're usually complaining about is ambient overload. This is an altogether different beast. Ambient overload doesn't involve needles in haystacks. It involves haystack-sized piles of needles. We experience ambient overload when we're surrounded by so much information that is of immediate interest to us that we feel overwhelmed by the neverending pressure of trying to keep up with it all. "
information  information-overload  attention  situation  ambient  filters 
april 2011 by tsuomela

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