The economics of attention : style and substance in the age of information (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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The economics of attention : style and substance in the age of information

Author: Richard A Lanham
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Richard A. Lanham here traces our epochal move from an economy of things and objects to an economy of attention. According to Lanham, the central commodity in our new age of information is not stuff but style, for style is what competes for our attention amid the din and deluge of new media. In such a world, intellectual property will become more central to the economy than real property, while the arts and letters  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Lanham
ISBN: 0226468828 9780226468822 9780226468679 0226468674
OCLC Number: 61253902
Description: xiv, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Stuff and fluff --
Economists of attention --
What's next for text? --
An alphabet that thinks --
Style/substance matrix --
Barbie and the teacher of righteousness --
The audit of virtuality --
Revisionist thinking.
Responsibility: Richard A. Lanham.
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Traces our epochal move from an economy of things and objects to an economy of attention. According to the author, the central commodity in our new age of information is not stuff but style, for  Read more...

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"In this heady glimpse at an electronic universe... [Lanham] maintains that digitized technology can democratize higher education, open up the arts to a full range of human talent and foster a Read more...

 
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