If you only read one thing this week…

Is the world is turning too fast? by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
May 15, 2007, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Development theory, If you only have 15 mins

Check out this 8 minute presentation on glumbert.com about Globalization and the Information Age. Glumbert appears to be an alternative to YouTube and posts all sorts of different videos. This presentation, set to music, contains some surprising facts about the pace of growth (both literally and in terms of information) globally today. It literally made my mind boggle. Take a look and let us know whether you agree or disagree with the facts presented – here’s one to get you going:It’s estimated that a week’s worth of New York Times . . .Contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century.


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For background information and context on this presentation (Arapahoe HS), see the author’s and reviser’s sites:



Comment by P Dickinson

Thanks Peter I am glad to know the source of the information it was bothering me when I posted the presentation. For those of you who don’t read the whole blog, the author tells us that he gets his information from the writing of David Warlick, Thomas Friedman, Ian Jukes, Ray Kurzweil and others

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