Data Smog Between voice mail email, faxes, 24-hour news, and dozens of channels on television, it's becoming harder to sift through a constant barrage of information. Guest host Korva Coleman talks to the author of a new book that argues that too much information creates an "overload" that can cultivate stress confusion and even ignorance. Plus, suggestions on how to effectively distinguish between what information is essential and what you can ignore...next on Talk of the Nation from NPR News. Guests: David Shenk Author Data Smog (Harper Collins, 1997) Listeners call in
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Data Smog

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Data Smog

Data Smog

Data Smog

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Between voice mail email, faxes, 24-hour news, and dozens of channels on television, it's becoming harder to sift through a constant barrage of information. Guest host Korva Coleman talks to the author of a new book that argues that too much information creates an "overload" that can cultivate stress confusion and even ignorance. Plus, suggestions on how to effectively distinguish between what information is essential and what you can ignore...next on Talk of the Nation from NPR News. Guests: David Shenk Author Data Smog (Harper Collins, 1997) Listeners call in