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Monday, November 03, 2003

Information overload - scary stats!

The Times Online ran a story on Saturday called "Brain Drain" which quotes some interesting stats on information overload:
  • [...] last year 800 megabytes of data were produced for every man, woman and child on the planet, double the figure recorded in 1999. And there’s something you didn’t need to know for a start. The quantity of e-mails sent worldwide could have filled the new-look British Library half a million times over

But the nice bit is the quote about librarians....
  • For, as the bumper sticker tells us, if knowledge were power then librarians would rule the world


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