Dealing with Huge Amounts of Information

28 Apr 1998 18:58

Facts don't do what I want them to
Limits of human attention; filtering; searching; broad-catch; information overload (does it exist?); information underload ("everything I know is wrong!"); sensory overload; visual display; effects of visual displays on the thoughts of their users (e.g., do astronomers come to think that Saturn really does have the colors they assign to different UV frequencies?); use of senses other than sight. Do the practices of detector electronics suggest any general strategies? Simulation.
Too much information
Running through my brain
Too much information
Driving me insane
(Alright, so that's the Police, not T. Heads. So sue me.)