Information Ages

Information Ages

Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution

by Zachary Sayre Schiffman and Michael E. Hobart

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/05/2000

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The late 20th century is trumpeted as the Information Age by pundits and politicians, but in this text, the authors challenge this widespread assumption. In a sweeping history of information technology from the ancient Sumerians to the world of Alan Turing and John von Neumann, the authors show how revolutions in the technology of information storage - from the invention of writing 5000 years ago to the mathematical models for describing physical reality in the 17th and 18th centuries to the introduction of computers - profoundly transformed ways of thinking.
ISBN:
9780801864124
9780801864124
Category:
Impact of science & technology on society
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-05-2000
Language:
English
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x19mm
Weight:
0.43kg

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