"Lost in the information glut? This is a well-lit roadmap out of the 'data smog' and into the light of reason. The book offers a wide-ranging, entertaining, and informed assessment of the effects of information overload on the emotional and physical health of ourselves and society, nicely-packaged as laws of data smog. Law #5: consider those endless software and hardware upgrades - "What they sell is not information technology, but information anxiety." The remedies to data smog: be your own filter, be your own editor, simplify, de-nichify, and lastly, don't forsake government-help improve it."Shenk, David is the author of 'Data Smog Surviving the Information Glut' with ISBN 9780062515513 and ISBN 0062515519.