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  • Peter shared from Information Ecology: Mastering the Information and Knowledge Environment by Thomas H. Davenport
    People prefer information that is timely and rich in contextual cues. We like information that involves sequence and causality (that is, a story),25 which is presented with humor or given a unique interpretation-information that's visually rich in color, texture, and style, and clearly has relevance for our work and lives. Perhaps this seems obvious. But what we get from computers is usually dated information with little or no context or clues to meaning, devoid of sequence or causality, presented in impoverished formats, in much greater volumes than we care to sift through.
    Note: Richness of context and story in the presentation of information.
  • Peter shared from Information Ecology: Mastering the Information and Knowledge Environment by Thomas H. Davenport
    We all participate, to a greater or lesser degree, in a culture that values technology and "scientific" control over the real, unpredictable human world.
    Note: How much of what we do is for a sense of control?
(Seattle, WA USA)
Peter Abrahamsen