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Holding on to reality : the nature of information at the turn of the millennium

Author: Albert Borgmann
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Local government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We hear constantly about our current "information revolution." Twenty-four-hour news channels and dizzying Internet technologies bombard us with facts and pictures from around the globe. But what kind of a "revolution" is this? How has information really changed from what it was ten years or ten centuries ago? Albert Borgmann offers some riveting answers to these questions in Holding On to Reality." "Borgmann has  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, Local government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Borgmann
ISBN: 0226066258 9780226066257 0226066231 9780226066233
OCLC Number: 39714053
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The decline of meaning and the rise of information --
The nature oof information --
Ancestral information --
From landmarks to letters --
The rise of literacy --
Producing information: writing and structure --
Producing information: measures and grids --
Realizing information: reading --
REalizing information: playing --
Realizing information: building --
Elementary measures --
Basic structures --
Transparency and control --
Virtuality and ambiguity --
Fragility and noise --
Conclusion: information and reality.
Responsibility: Albert Borgmann.
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A history of information from its inception in the world to its transformation of culture. Drawing on the history of ideas, details of information technology, and boundaries of the human condition,  Read more...

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