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Delete : the virtue of forgetting in the digital age

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ability to forget, or be forgotten, has played an important part in human society, allowing for changed minds, second chances & overlooked embarrassments. Digital technology, with its inexhaustible memory, threatens one of the most important social conventions: the past is past. This book explores the issues.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
ISBN: 9780691138619 0691138613
OCLC Number: 319868007
Description: xi, 237 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Failing to forget the "drunken pirate" --
The role of remembering and the importance of forgetting --
The demise of forgetting-and its drivers --
Of power and time-consequences of the demise of forgetting --
Potential responses --
Reintroducing forgetting --
Conclusions.
Responsibility: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.

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Looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. This title traces the important role that forgetting has  Read more...

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Winner of the 2010 Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in Media ecology, Media Ecology Association Winner of the 2010 Don K. Price Award for Best Book in Science and Technology Politics, Read more...

 
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