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INFORMATION OVERLOAD

Wurman was doing pretty well until he reached preferred methods of learning. Talking to other people and reading are secondary sources of information, which can often be misinformation. As Wurman points out: People feel compelled to give answers even when they don’t know the answers. These answers can be spoken or written. The result is that the recipient now has bad information or negative knowledge. This is a worse condition than no information. The wrong directions to the theater can cause you to miss the play.

What to do? Know your sources of information, and then take the time to verify.

K. R. JEWETT

Playa del Rey

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