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Delete : the virtue of forgetting in the digital age

Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Paperback edition]View 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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
ISBN: 9780691150369 0691150362
OCLC Number: 746560786
Notes: "With a new afterword by the author."
Awards: Winner of Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology 2010
Description: xi, 249 pages ; 22 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 --
Afterword to the paperback ed.
Responsibility: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger.
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Looks at the 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 played  Read more...

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