New term: Informavore

6 November 2009

I like reading the informative stuff at Edge.org. The other day Edge.org had the headline “The Age of the Informavore: A Talk With Frank Schirrmacher.”

Edge.org defined informavore as follows: “The term informavore characterizes an organism that consumes information. It is meant to be a description of human behavior in modern information society, in comparison to omnivore, as a description of humans consuming food.”

For the last few years I’ve written a lot about 21st century Informatics*. In a nutshell, informatics feeds the informavores.

* 21st century Informatics is data/information processing supported by a cyber-infrastructure of high-performance computing systems.

Edge.org::The Age of the Informavore

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