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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:   eBook : Document : Local government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Holding On to Reality is a brilliant history of information, from its inception in the natural world to its role in the transformation of culture to the current Internet mania and is attendant assets and liabilities. Drawing on the history of ideas, the details of information technology, and the boundaries of the human condition, Borgmann illuminates the relationship between things and signs, between reality and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Borgmann, Albert.
Holding on to reality.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98038578
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Local government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Borgmann
ISBN: 0226066223 9780226066226
OCLC Number: 614447854
Description: 1 online resource (274 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Holding On to Reality; Contents; Introduction: Information vs. Reality; Part One Natural Information: Information about Reality; 1. The Decline of Meaning and the Rise of Information; 2. The Nature of Information; 3. Ancestral Information; 4. From Landmarks to Letters; 5. The Rise of Literacy; Part Two Cultural Information: Information for Reality; 6. Producing Information: Writing and Structure; 7. Producing Information: Measures and Grids; 8. Realizing Information: Reading; 9. Realizing Information: Playing; 10. Realizing Information: Building.
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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