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Farewell to the Information Age

  title={Farewell to the Information Age},
  author={Geoff Nunberg},
Paper is just an object that [some] information has been sprayed onto in the past... — Ted Nelson So far we have placed all of our intellectual protection on the containers and not on the contents. And one of the side effects of digital technology is that it makes those containers irrelevant. Books, CDs, filmstrips — whatever — don't need to exist anymore in order to get ideas out. So whereas we thought we had been in the wine business, suddenly we realized that all along we've been in the… 

Foreword - Information's Pasts and Futures

! ! Everything has a past. Information studies, along with its nebulous object of study, has a past reaching back beyond twentieth-century milestones like the rise of personal computing and Claude

Situated information flow theory

This work builds on on Dretske, Pearl, and Nissenbaum to develop situated information flow theory (SIFT): a view of information flows as causal flows with nomic associations due to a larger context of causal relations.

The Ageing of Information: From Particular to Particulate

  • P. Duguid
  • History
    Journal of the history of ideas
  • 2015
Changes in conceptions of information across the eighteenth century are explored, reflected in the different ways information is used from Locke at the beginning of the century to Godwin at the end, and manifest to some degree in Knox’s own political radicalisation.

Toward an Epistemic Web

It is proposed that the crucial question is how to structure knowledge on the Web to facilitate the construction of new knowledge, knowledge that will be critical in addressing the challenges of the emerging global society.

Of sorcerers and thought leaders: marketing the information revolution in the 1960s

Abstract Hoopla about the emergence of an information economy was widespread by the 1990s, when academics, politicians and the press celebrated the social transformations brought about by computers.

Learning to File: Reconfiguring Information and Information Work in the Early Twentieth Century

Textbooks and advertisements are used to explore the formal and informal ways in which people were introduced to vertical filing in the early twentieth century.

Elemental Forms

This paper considers the way the nineteenth-century newspaper was oriented towards information. Despite their political differences, nineteenth-century newspapers were often discussed as if they were

The political life of information: "Information" and the practice of governance in India

Information is increasingly hailed as a tool to achieve good governance. This dissertation challenges claims that naturalize the relationship between information and good governance. I argue that

Deserted Islands and Overwhelmed Readers

Here’s something supposedly fun: if you were stranded on a deserted island and could have only one book, which would you choose? The appeal of this question for literary scholars seems obvious

What is 'Information' Beyond a Definition? Completed Research Paper

A descriptive theory of information is developed using Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language to provide an alternative approach to information that is grounded in a non-representational understanding of language where words do not have definite meanings.



Institutional Circuitry: Thinking about the Forms and Uses of Information

The idea is that, by predicting the future of information, the authors can prescribe a future for librarianship, and it is suggested that things actually work the other way round.

Précis of Knowledge and the Flow of Information

Abstract A theory of information is developed in which the informational content of a signal (structure, event) can be specified. This content is expressed by a sentence describing the condition at a

Information Anxiety 2

Introduction. 1. Information Anxiety in the Internet Age. The Age Of Also. Bit Literacy. The Rise Of The Prosumer. Alterations On The Information Landscape. Plugged In Or Plugged Up? Warp-Speed

Recent Contributions to The Mathematical Theory of Communication

This paper is written in three main sections. In the first and third, W. W. is responsible both for the ideas and the form. The middle section, namely “2) Communication Problems at Level A” is an


  • Discourse/Counter-Discourse
  • 1985

The Control Revolution

The function of criticism.

The purpose of criticism is a disinterested endeavour to learn and or to propagate the best that is or may be known and thought in the world.