A Right to Read Anonymously: A Closer Look at

  title={A Right to Read Anonymously: A Closer Look at},
  author={Julie E. Cohen},
It has become commonplace to say that we have entered the age of information. The words conjure up images of a reader's paradise ~ an era of limitless access to information resources and unlimited interpersonal communication. In truth, however, the new information age is turning out to be as much an age of information about readers as an age of information for readers. The same technologies that have made vast amounts of information accessible in digital form are enabling information providers… 

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