It should come as no surprise that there is more information available than people know what to do with. They have trouble finding it, and once they find it, they have trouble evaluating it. Information exists everywhere, in myriad formats. Some of this information is unsubstantiated and outdated. Importantly, different types of information are designed for different purposes. Some commentators on the publishing industry, social media, and even librarianship tend to forget this. In considering this deluge of information, another term is creeping into the vocabulary -- consuming. Apparently they now are consumers of information. This bothers the author and not only because of the retail implications of the term consumer.
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