Practices – Information management as the critical factor

H. G. Wells laments that few “outside the world of expert librarians … Know how manageable well ordered facts can be made.” His opinion was that there would not be much requirement for “original writing” with most of the work being “in the selection, condensation, expansion or simplification” of existing work. In his Critical Introduction, Alan Mayne recommends Content Analysis, with its capability of extracting useful information from any source base and “assessing different questions and problems from different viewpoints”, as an “essential part in any future development of a World Brain / World Mind”.

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