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New Year’s Traditions

This is the last issue of Basex:TechWatch for 2010.  The new year, 2011, is just two days away, and throughout the world knowledge workers are making their New Year’s resolutions, which hopefully include addressing the problem of Information Overload.  On behalf of Jonathan Spira, David Goldes, and the entire Basex family, let me take this […]

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Information Overload Now $997 Billion: What Has Changed?

Over the past few years, we’ve surveyed and interviewed several thousand knowledge workers on the granular details of how they spend their work days, issues such as document management practices, and how they are impacted by Information Overload. What we learn constantly points in new directions and challenges us to revisit past assumptions and conclusions […]

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The Note Taker’s Dilemma

Mankind has been taking notes using paper and pencil since paper and pencil were invented.  We do it to capture ephemeral information that would otherwise escape us, and to aid our fallible human brains, which often do not recall things clearly or at the precise moment we need them to. Note taking on paper is […]

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Complexity

Information Overload rears its ugly head in many respects, including in relatively mundane matters that are part of daily life.  Take banking, for example.  You agree to extensive terms and conditions (that you probably won’t read) before you can transfer from your checking account to your savings account.  Have you purchased something from eBay recently?  […]

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