"We have entered the information age." This announcement is usually intoned solemnly, as if information did not exist in other ages. But every age is an age of information, each in its own way and according to the media available at the time. No one would deny that the modes of communication are changing rapidly, perhaps as rapidly as in Gutenberg's day, but it is misleading to construe that change as unprecedented.And see my own ramblings, e.g. here.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
5 Myths About the 'Information Age'
A lovely article here.