Sunday, 29 June 2008

Information overload in 1613


Via Liftlab.com.

“one of the diseases of this age is the multiplicity of books; they doth so overcharge the world that it is not able to digest the abundance of idle matter that is every day hatched and brought forth into the world“
Barnaby Rich (1580-1617), writing in 1613.

2 comments:

  1. I suspect, looking at the dates, that information overload caused his head to explode.

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  2. he was a "head" of his time.

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