Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution

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JHU Press, 2000. gada 26. maijs - 301 lappuses

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.


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Orality and the Problem of Memory
Early Literacy and List Making
Alphabetic Literacy and the Science of Classification
Printing and the Rupture of Classification
Numeracy Analysis and the Reintegration of Knowledge 112
The Analytical World Map 146
Analysis Uprooted 175
The Realm of Pure Technique 201
Information Play 235
Notes 269
Bibliographical Essay 279
Index 295

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

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