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Peter Lyman and Hal Varian at Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems have surveyed the amount of “new” information in the world and concluded that it has doubled in the past three years — that is, the rate that…

Peter Lyman and Hal Varian at Berkeley’s School of Information Management and Systems have surveyed the amount of “new” information in the world and concluded that it has doubled in the past three years — that is, the rate that information is coming out has increased significantly.

The researchers considered the amount of information stored on paper, film, optical and magnetic media.

I experienced this personally last night, when I came home and discovered that there were 5 magazines that had been delivered during the day. And I just got an email that ACM is launching yet another magazine, and they’re offering me a free subscription for a year.

Gosh!

You can read the Berkeley press release or the Reuters story on the USA Today website.

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