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Information Explosion Phrase to describe the rapidly increasing amounts of published information Expedited by the advent and developments of technological tools (PCs, mobile phones, wireless networks, etc.) as well as mass media tools (newspapers, radio, television, mobile TV, etc.) How much information are we dealing with? In 2002 alone, 5 exabytes (5 x 10 18 ) of new information was produced  à  this is  equivalent to about 6.3 x 10 11  books of average thickness. Most of this information (92%) produced was stored in magnetic media or digital  format. The rest was stored in paper, film or optical format. (source: Lyman, Peter and Hal R. Varian, "How Much Information", 2003. Retrieved  May 22, 2007 from  http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/how-much-info-2003 ) Information is anything that one is capable of perceiving. Eg: picture, music, written communication, oral communication, art, etc.
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course CS 816 taught by Professor H during the Spring '08 term at Nanyang Technological University.

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