What You Need to Know: Information Overload More new information has been produced since World War II than in the last 5000 years. The New York Times has more printed information in one day than anyone would encounter in a lifetime during the 17 th Century. There are thousands of sites on almost any topic on the Internet. To review one topic thoroughly could take a few years! Eisenberg, Mike. Information Literacy: The Whole Enchilada. March 2004.