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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 463.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
       [1]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>         (18)
             Subject: how much information is there?
       [2]   From:    "James L. Morrison" <morrison@unc.edu>              (34)
             Subject: Nov/Dec Issue of The Technology Source
             Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2000 08:37:18 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: how much information is there?
    In case you were wondering, you may consult the online report from a
    project entitled "How Much Information?" (Senior Researchers: Peter Lyman
    and Hal R. Varian; Research Assistants: James Dunn, Aleksey Strygin,
    Kirsten Swearingen). "This study is an attempt to measure how much
    information is produced in the world each year. We look at several media
    and estimate yearly production, accumulated stock, rates of growth, and
    other variables of interest." See <http://sims.berkeley.edu/how-much-info/>.
    Michael Lesk (NSF) gave a talk on the same subject at King's College London
    in 1998, "How much information is there in the world?", for which see
    <http://www.kcl.ac.uk/humanities/cch/seminar/98-99/seminars_lesk.html>. His
    conclsion was "a few thousand petabytes".
    Thanks to John Unsworth for passing on the reference to the Berkeley project.
    Dr Willard McCarty / Senior Lecturer /
    Centre for Computing in the Humanities / King's College London /
    Strand / London WC2R 2LS / U.K. /
    +44 (0)20 7848-2784 / ilex.cc.kcl.ac.uk/wlm/
             Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2000 08:39:24 +0000
             From: "James L. Morrison" <morrison@unc.edu>
             Subject: Nov/Dec Issue of The Technology Source
    Below is a description of the November/December 2000 issue of The
    Technology Source, a free, refereed Web periodical at
    Please forward this announcement to colleagues who are interested in using
    information technology tools more effectively in their work.
    As always, we seek illuminating articles that will assist educators as
    they face the challenge of integrating information technology tools in
    teaching and in managing educational organizations. Please review our call
    for manuscripts at http://horizon.unc.edu/TS/call.asp and send me a note
    if you would like to contribute such an article. Note that during the one
    year period from 1 October 1999 to 30 September 2000, The Technology
    Source had 625,112 requests. (A "request" refers to a HTTP request of a
    page, either by a link or by typing it in the browser address line; see
    our site usage statistical information at http://horizon.unc.edu/usage/).
    James L. Morrison                       morrison@unc.edu
    Professor of Educational Leadership     CB 3500 Peabody Hall
    Editor, The Technology Source           UNC-Chapel Hill
    http://horizon.unc.edu/TS               Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    Editor Emeritus, On the Horizon         Phone: 919 962-2517
    http://www.camfordpublishing.com        Fax: 919 962-1693
    In today's global economy, radically different cultures trade in today's
    hottest commodity: knowledge. In an interview with Technology Source
    editor James L. Morrison, Frank Tait shares the vision driving his work
    with the Chinese distance learning market as senior vice president for
    global marketing for SCT, a leading provider of higher education
    technology. When Morrison asks what effect SCT's initiatives may have on
    American and Chinese educational opportunities, Tait suggests that the
    technological revolution may help turn cultural barriers into diverse
    opportunities for creative ventures. Empowered by technologies born of
    cross-cultural innovation, Tait reports, global businesses like SCT can
    provide access to education even in rural parts of distant nations.
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