Can you explain these words?
infoglut, infosprawl, infobabble, lack of censorship.
infoglut maybe 'too much information'
Thanks for your help.
Last edited by Super Sonic; 14-Apr-2007 at 17:01.
what about others?
What do they mean?
And where do we use them?In which sense?
Did you hear them Super Sonic before?
And yes,There is much violence on screen.
Apart from "a lack of censorship", no, I haven't heard of them before. Maybe some native speakers could help us?
in·fo·bab·ble Pronunciation: INFOBABBLE! Function: noun
1: the failure to communicate or the ability to misrepresent knowledge or intelligence 2: the attribute inherent in and communicated by one of two or more alternative sequences or arrangements of something (as nucleotides in DNA or binary digits in a computer program) that produce specific effects or a signal or character (as in a communication system or computer) representing data. 3: something (as a message, experimental data, or a picture) which justifies change in a construct (as a plan or theory) that represents physical or mental experience or other construct...
A few decades ago we lamented the shortage of current information. Now we may drown in infoglut - oceans of unreliable and undifferentiated data that often confound and confuse rather than illuminate. We suffer from noise. We search for relief. We need help!
from The Ties that Bind
Now we come to 'infosprawl'
sprawl-haphazard growth or extension outward,... (Dictionary.com)
and from ARCHIVES Archives -- January 2002, week 3 (#146)
IT SOUNDS SO SIMPLE: Good, basic enterprise tools that allow search-weary
workers to hunt for -- and actually find -- pertinent data lurking within
their own corporate repositories.
Yet the choices now available to improve search functionality and
simultaneously curb infosprawl within the enterprise are almost as dizzying as the overabundance of data that sends IT managers scouring for solutions in the first place.
So I would say 'infosprawl' is information which has been stored in a haphazard, disorganized way??? What do you think?
Thank you Super Sonic