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Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don't even arise.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

Imagine being able to sit at your desk and with a few keystrokes on your computer-being able to access almost any information you need from a storehouse of the world's published knowledge.

Author: Dialog Brochure


Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.

Author: Clarence Day (1874-1935)

Profession: American Essayist

There's a compelling reason to master information and news. Clearly there will be better job and financial opportunities. Other high stakes will be missed by people if they don't master and connect information.

Author: Everette Dennis


Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.

Author: T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

Profession: American-born British Poet, Critic

Among all the world's races, some obscure Bedouin tribes possibly apart, Americans are the most prone to misinformation. This is not the consequence of any special preference for mendacity, although at the higher levels of their public administration that tendency is impressive. It is rather that so much of what they themselves believe is wrong.

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith (1908)

Profession: American Economist

With so much information now online, it is exceptionally easy to simply dive in and drown.

Author: Alfred Glossbrenner


Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in.

Author: Gunther Grass (1927)

Profession: German Author

When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin (1929)

Profession: American Author

Not having the information you need when you need it leaves you wanting. Not knowing where to look for that information leaves you powerless. In a society where information is king, none of us can afford that.

Author: Lois Horowitz

Profession: American Librarian

Information is the currency of democracy.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

Information is a negotiator's greatest weapon.

Author: Victor Kiam

Profession: American Businessman, CEO of Remington

Knowledge in the form of an informational commodity indispensable to productive power is already, and will continue to be, a major --perhaps the major --stake in the worldwide competition for power. It is conceivable that the nation-states will one day fight for control of information, just as they battled in the past for control over territory, and afterwards for control over access to and exploitation of raw materials and cheap labor.

Author: Jean Francois Lyotard (1924)

Profession: French Philosopher

The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

Even though these technological advances originally sought to control information and bring order to the office, in many instances they have done just the opposite. The electronic office promised to reduce paper work and lessen work loads, but it has, in fact, generated more information that must sill be printed and -even more challenging-be assimilated. Since computers entered office systems, paper utilization has increased six-fold.

Author: Peter D. Moore