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2011-02-17 08:38:26

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Think you're overloaded with information? Not even close. According to this study, which calculated the world's total technological capacity- how much information humankind is able to store, communicate, and compute. "We live in a world where economies, political freedom and cultural growth increasingly depend on our technological capabilities," lead author Martin Hilbert of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, was quoted as saying. "This is the...

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2011-02-10 14:00:00

Think you're overloaded with information? Not even close. A study appearing on Feb. 10 in Science Express, an electronic journal that provides select Science articles ahead of print, calculates the world's total technological capacity "” how much information humankind is able to store, communicate and compute. "We live in a world where economies, political freedom and cultural growth increasingly depend on our technological capabilities," said lead author Martin Hilbert of the USC...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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