【美文欣赏】Information Is Power
Information Is PowerIn such a changing, complex society formerly simple solutions
to informational needs become complicated.
Many of life's problems which were solved by asking family members,
friends or colleagues are beyond the capability of extended family to resolve.
Where to turn for expert information and how to determine
which expert advice to accept are questions facing many people today.
Adding to societal changes today is an enormous supply of information.
The individual now has more information available than any generation,
and the task of finding that one piece of information
relevant to his or her specific problem is complicated, time-consuming
and sometimes even overwhelming.
Coupled with the growing quantity of information is the development of technologies
which enable the storage and delivery of more information with greater speed to more locations
than has ever been possible before.
Computer technology makes it possible to store vast amounts of data in machine-readable files,
and to program computers to locate specific information.
Telecommunication developments enable the sending of messages via television, radio,
and very shortly, electronic mail to bombard people with multitudes of messages.
Satellites have extended the power of communications to report events at the instant occurrence.
Expertise can be shared world wide through teleconferencing,
and problems in dispute can be settled without participants leaving their homes and/or jobs
to travel to a distant conference site.
Technology has facilitated the sharing of information and the storage and delivery of information,
thus making more information available to more people.
In this world of change and complexity, the need for information is of greatest importance.
Those people who have accurate, reliable up-to-date information to solve the day-to-day problems,
the critical problems of their business, social and family life, will survive and succeed.
"Knowledge is power" may well be the most critical requirement of all people.
2011-05-25 17:10 编辑：juliatt