June 4, 2003

"Too much information: Organizing information—after gathering it in the first place—is the key to actually using it" by Jean Thilmany from Mechanical Engineering Magazine. The closing quote: "The amount of information that engineers can access within minutes can be both a blessing and a curse. But as librarians and researchers know, the way to tame the information is the same way you tame clutter in your home: constantly tossing unused items and organizing the rest." A valuable article which I may very well send to all the scitech professors I liaise with. It's valuable both because it discusses engineering design in terms of information gathering and because it's written from an engineer's perspective. From Mel DeSart via eldnet-l.

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