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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Smith, Anthony, 1938-
Software for the self.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©1996
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|Description:||xi, 128 ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||I. Arts and Governments --
II. The Arts in an Age of Bureaucracy --
III. Making Culture Prevail: Arnold's Vision and Television --
IV. Information as Paradigm of Culture --
V. New Technologies and New Illusions --
Postscript: The Future of Entertainment --
|Other Titles:||Technology and culture|
Smith sees entertainment itself becoming more central to culture and society because people will have increasingly more leisure time. Although hightech advances have been made in the world of information exchange, science, commerce, industry, and defense. Smith believes entertainment is crucial to the forms that new technology will take and the uses to which they will be put. As Smith pointedly says, "the entertainment industry, alongside the health industry, is as close as any other to the things that people actually want and are willing to pay for."