Email is perhaps one of the biggest contributing factors to information overload for many people. It has become the standard approach for communication, providing a record that contact was attempted and evidence, though unreliable, of whether the communication was reciprocated. This blog explores unwanted email and how to deal with the information you want or […]
In his latest book, James Wallman, coins the term ‘stuffocation’ to reflect that many people’s lives are being suffocated by having too much stuff. This is similar to the way in which too much information stifles the ability to make decisions. Stuffocation and information overload are both founded on the same psychological principles and invoke […]
Do you Hoard Data or Collect Information? The life of people who excessively hoard a huge amount of items is a popular topic for television. Viewers are shown how the sheer volume of possessions takes over every inch of living space, to the extent that rooms become unusable, severely impacting the lives of the hoarder […]
In this inaugural blog post I am reminded of a comment that I made in my inaugural lecture some years ago: ‘just because you can, does not mean that you should’.