Gates: 'Information overload' is overblown

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Thursday countered the popular notion that workers are universally overloaded with too much information.

Speaking to a crowd of chief executives, Gates cited the need for access to even more data in areas such as sales results and corporate budgets. "I'd say in all of these cases, we are really dealing with information underload," Gates said in his talk, which kicked off Microsoft's annual CEO Summit. "We still want a lot of information." The problem, Gates said, is that the information exists, but it is not in one place and cannot be easily viewed in a meaningful way using today's software.

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News source: C|Net News.com

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