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This Month: The Coronavirus “Infodemic”, Information as an Asset, Loss of a Legend, and More

  • The Coronavirus is the First True Social-Media “Infodemic” – On February 2, the World Health Organization dubbed the new coronavirus “a massive ‘infodemic,'” referring to “an overabundance of information—some accurate and some not—that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it.”

  • How Much Can We Afford to Forget, if We Train Machines to Remember? – Many of us now rapidly get lost without our smartphone GPS. So what’s next? With driverless cars, will we forget how to drive ourselves? Surrounded by voice-recognition AIs that can parse the most subtle utterances, will we forget how to spell? And does it matter?

  • Treating and Caring for Information as an Asset – When business owners think of their most valuable business assets, they sometimes overlook their information. This is because our mind tends to naturally think of physical, tangible items before it considers more elusive concepts like data and knowledge.

  • Business 101: A Reading List for Lifelong Learners – Ready to level up your working knowledge of business? Here’s what to read now — and next.

  • Larry Tesler, the UI Pioneer Responsible for Cut, Copy, and Paste, Dies at 74 – Larry joined Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in 1973, where he developed cut, copy, and paste. The concepts would later become instrumental user interface building blocks for both text editors and entire computer operating systems.

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