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Information Indigestion

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

Herbert Simon (Nobel Prize winner in Economics, 1978)

 

Herbert Simon was an American political scientist, economist, sociologist, psychologist, and professor—most notably at Carnegie Mellon University.  Simon was among the founding fathers of several of today’s important scientific domains, including artificial intelligence, information processing, and organization theory.

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