The information wastage ratio: Towards a theory of rates of information generation and utilization
- 31 Downloads
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.
KeywordsConceptual Model Information Generation Information Society Information Overload Logical Sequence
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.A. TOFFLER,The Third Wave, New York, William, Morrow Co., 1980, p. 2.Google Scholar
- 2.Z. BRZEZINSKI,Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era, New York, 1980, p. 15.Google Scholar
- 3.D. BELL,The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, New York, Basic Books, 1973, p. 5.Google Scholar
- 4.M. U. PORAT, Communication policy in an information society,Communication for Tomorrow: Policy Perspective for the 1980'sG. O. ROBINSON, (Ed.), New York, Praeger Publisher, 1978, pp. 3 to 57.Google Scholar
- 5.D. D. WEDEMEYER,Forecasting Communication Needs, Supplies and Rights for Policy Making and Planning in the State of Hawaii. Unpublished Ph. D. Dissertation. University of Southern California, 1978, p. 22.Google Scholar
- 6.G. A. MILLER,The Psychology of Communication, New York, Basic Books, 1967, pp. 7 to 43.Google Scholar