Embracing Information Overload
David Weinberger Keynotes - David Weinberger's speeches examine the messiness that is essential in the search and processing of...
Weinberger explains that everything has a long series of attributes with varying weights, depths and importance. When considered, people only pay focus to certain attributes depending on the task at hand and what is trying to be accomplished. Upon considering the digital era, he applies this anecdote to the concept of information overload. Weinberger argues that there is information in messiness, and that businesses need this chaos to succeed. Corporations must confront the overload, and see that there is opportunity in the mess of data that is being provided.