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    some new words used

    Hi!
    Can you explain these words?
    infoglut, infosprawl, infobabble, lack of censorship.
    infoglut maybe 'too much information'

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: some new words used

    Quote Originally Posted by houlun View Post
    Hi!
    Can you explain these words?
    infoglut, infosprawl, infobabble, lack of censorship.
    infoglut maybe 'too much information'

    Thanks for your help.
    Don't we say there is a lack of censorship when violence and sex scenes on TV increase?
    Last edited by Super Sonic; 14-Apr-2007 at 17:01.


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    Re: some new words used

    maybe.
    what about others?
    What do they mean?
    And where do we use them?In which sense?


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    Re: some new words used

    Did you hear them Super Sonic before?


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    Re: some new words used

    And yes,There is much violence on screen.

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    Re: some new words used

    Apart from "a lack of censorship", no, I haven't heard of them before. Maybe some native speakers could help us?

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    Re: some new words used

    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...


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    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!
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    Re: some new words used

    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?


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    Re: some new words used

    Thank you Super Sonic

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