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'The information revolution': taking a long view

Bissell, Chris (2011). 'The information revolution': taking a long view. In: Ramage, Magnus and Chapman, David eds. Perspectives on Information. Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science. New York, NY, U.S. and Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge, pp. 21–35.


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This chapter takes a critical look at the notion of ‘the information revolution’, setting it in a historical context, and examining why each word in the phrase is problematic. Technological utopian claims for a range of technologies are considered, and caution –even scepticism – is advised when encountering them.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0-415-88410-1, 978-0-415-88410-5
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 29046
Depositing User: Christopher Bissell
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2011 15:07
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2013 12:49
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