, Volume 13, Issue 1–2, pp 63–69 | Cite as

The information wastage ratio: Towards a theory of rates of information generation and utilization

  • A. G. Flor


This paper presents a theoretical framework of the relationships between certain phenomena attendant to an information society, i.e. information explosion, societal information overload, etc. It also attempts to explain and predict the possible effects of these phenomena on information generation, utilization and wastage. A theory of rates of information generation and utilization as well as a wastage ratio is proposed. The initial propositions, axioms and postulates which form the bases of this theory are described in their logical sequence. Hypotheses and conceptual models are also included.


Conceptual Model Information Generation Information Society Information Overload Logical Sequence 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Flor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Development CommunicationUniversity of the Philippines at Los BañosLaguna(Philippines)

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