Information overload
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Information overload a system for better managing everyday data by Guus Pijpers

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Published by Wiley in Hoboken, N.J .
Written in English

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Includes index.

StatementGuus Pijpers
SeriesMicrosoft executive leadership series
LC ClassificationsHD30.2 .P558 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24566138M
ISBN 109780470625743
LC Control Number2010004692

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