"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." ~Gertrude Stein
A Jewish-American writer and poet who died in 1946, Stein was a mix of many talents and interests. She studied psychology under the eye of famous psychologist William James, embryology at The Marine Biological Laboratory, and then attended two years of medical school at Johns Hopkins.
Initially, Gertrude's fame came from her art collection of famous artist's works which she housed in Paris.
Gertrude wrote for sound rather than sense, which brings us to "sense" in her quote. How could a woman of the early 20th century feel there is an overload of information? I don't know. Perhaps each generation feels the same and we aren't as different from past generations as we think!
Here is her Wiki Page and her Books. If you want to read Tender Buttons and see what B.F. Skinner was talking about, .go here It's an experience. :-)