Toward Information Infrastructure Studies : Ways of Knowing in a Networked Environment

  title={Toward Information Infrastructure Studies : Ways of Knowing in a Networked Environment},
  author={Geoffrey C. Bowker and Karen S. Baker and Florence Millerand and David Ribes},
It is rare enough in human history that fundamentally new ways of working are developed, which changed the way in which information was gathered, processed, stored, and reused. When we developed speech, writing, and printing, new forms of action at a distance over time became possible (Clanchy, 1993; Goody, 1987). It now seems natural to update this triad by adding the internet. It is clear that each new work mode has accompanied – rather than preceded or followed – social, economic, and… CONTINUE READING

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