The History Files #44: Information Explosion

32 mins - Published Sun, Feb 21, 2016 by Gordon Frye and Nancy Frye

This week, we take at the Law of Accelerating Returns, or the exponential explosion of information over the centuries. It’s a big topic and we just skim the surface of a fascinating area of study, beginning with the development of language, to the invention of the printing press, to today’s portable microcomputers. Things are a bit topsy-turvy this week, so apologies for the abbreviated length of this episode (kind of ironic considering the subject matter). Not only is it about half our usual run time, but most of the “media” references showed up at the end as we thought of more and more things to add.

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