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Overload and Boredom: Essays on the Quality of Life in the Information Society (Contributions in Sociology)

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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. ...more
Hardcover, 174 pages
Published February 21st 1986 by Greenwood Press
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p. 119, on the "meaning-entropy" and "redundancy-variety" matrix, is great.

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