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Books have brought some men to knowledge, and some to madness ― Francesco Petrarca

The Bookworm (c. 1850) by Carl Spitzweg
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The Bookworm (c. 1850) by Carl Spitzweg
A Young Girl Reading (c.1776) by Fragonard
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A Young Girl Reading (c.1776) by Fragonard

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"Information overload" is a term popularized by Alvin Toffler in his bestselling 1970 book Future Shock. It refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information.


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