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Overload and Boredom

Essays on the Quality of Life in the Information Society

Overload and Boredom( )
Author: Klapp, Orrin
Series title:Controversies in Science Ser.
Publication Date:Feb 1986
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $75.00
Book Description:

This series of essays explores the impact of information on the quality of life in modern society. Addressing the significance of boredom as an indicator of overloads of information, Klapp argues that the information society has become boring in spite of itself. He contends that constant inundation with information has led to nothing less than the attrition of meaning. Redundancy and noise, Klapp asserts, have replaced resonance and variety in the modern world. The information society...
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Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication Studies
Psychology / Interpersonal Relations
Computers / Information Theory
Computers / Social Aspects
Psychology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 Inches
Book Weight:0.81 Pounds

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