—information environmentalist n.
"Dear Madge," Canberra Times (Canberra, Australia), May 30, 2004
At least that is the argument of a new and growing group of people some call "information environmentalists." Their aim: to reclaim quiet mental space from the chirping persistence of cellphones, personal digital assistants, instant messaging, niche cable channels, and a virtual landscape littered with news, entertainment, and sales pitches.
"We are ready to see this new kind of information environmentalism, ready to ask about the pollution of our experience and our attention," says David Levy, professor at the University of Washington's Information School.
Dean Paton, "E-serenity, now!," Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA), May 10, 2004
George Bush promised to be our "environmental president." On the information issue, however, he has failed miserably. For a time he held firm, recycling one phrase "read my lips" over and over. When pressed on the issue of taxes while jogging, he altered only one letter: "Read my hips." This restraint nobly showed his information environmentalism.
Mark Hall, "Purging information overload," Computerworld, February 11, 1991