Information in Wonderland: March Hare or Queen of Hearts

Popper P (1983). Information in Wonderland: March Hare or Queen of Hearts. IIASA Professional Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: PP-83-001

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Abstract

If we look back at the evolution of the information industry, there have been two distinct and fundamental revolutions: the first was initiated around 1450 by the printing press of Gutenberg, which allowed information-bearing artifacts to be acquired by all who had the means and to be stored indefinitely. The second revolution is still with us and can be termed the electrical or electronic information age which started with the telegraph around 1840: information is no longer available as an artifact, but can be listened to, displayed, transmitted. The current information revolution largely consists of the increased trend for these text and moving image machines to converge and interact.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Professional Paper)
Research Programs: General Research (GEN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:54
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2016 02:17
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2387

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