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Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution

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From the writing of the Sumerians to the Scientific Revolution of the Enlightenment to the advent of the computer, a timely, sweep... Lire la suite
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From the writing of the Sumerians to the Scientific Revolution of the Enlightenment to the advent of the computer, a timely, sweeping history of information technology illuminates the interdependence of knowledge and the means of its preservation and transmission. UP.

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Michael E. Hobart is professor of history at Bryant College. Zachary S. Schiffman is professor and chair of the Department of History at Northeastern Illinois University.

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<P>The late twentieth century is trumpeted as the Information Age by pundits and politicians alike, and on the face of it, the claim requires no justification. But in Information Ages, Michael E. Hobart and Zachary S. Schiffman challenge this widespread assumption. In a sweeping and captivating 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 approximately 5,000 years ago to the mathematical models for describing physical reality in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the introduction of computers -- profoundly transformed ways of thinking.</P>

Résumé
The late 20th century has been named the Information Age, but the authors of this text challenge this idea in a sweeping history of information technology from the ancient Sumerians to the world of Alan Turing. They show how revolutions in information storage transformed ways of thinking.

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Titre: Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution
Sous-titre: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution
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Code EAN: 9780801864124
ISBN: 978-0-8018-6412-4
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Genre: Sociologie
nombre de pages: 320
Poids: 408g
Taille: H227mm x B152mm x T20mm
Année: 2000
Auflage: Revised

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