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Information Ages

Author : Michael E. Hobart
ISBN : 0801864127
Genre : Computers
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From the writing of the Sumerians to the Scientific Revolution of the Enlightenment to the advent of the computer, a timely, sweeping history of information technology illuminates the interdependence of knowledge and the means of its preservation and transmission. UP.
Category: Computers

Paper To Digital

Author : Ziming Liu
ISBN : 9781591586203
Genre : Computers
File Size : 30.1 MB
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This discussion of the emerging issues with the evolution of and changing characteristics of documents includes trends in transforming scholarly communication, trust in the preservation of digital information, changes in reading behavior, and preferences for and use of print and electronic resources.
Category: Computers

Information Age Tales

Author : Brad Bradford
ISBN : 9781462030484
Genre : Computers
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Early in recorded human history, the literacy rate was as low as one percent, and reading materials were available to only the elite. How times have changed! In Information Age Tales, author Brad Bradford chronicles these changes, documenting how technology growth continues to change the world, upsetting the balance of power on almost every continent. Information Age Tales recaps the history of speech, languages, writing, and memory and describes how these revolutions paved the way for today’s age of cyberspace. He shows how history may be repeating itself as knowledge-sharing information technology such as Facebook and Twitter have a global effect. Bradford presents an information technology trail that includes concepts such as the following: • Water monkeys may have been our ancestors. • Fearsome Mongol warriors played a positive role in the rise of Western Civilization. • Hindus in India and the Arabs unveiled long-hidden numerical tools needed for modern science to emerge in the West. • Interchangeable parts appear more than four centuries before Eli Whitney won his historic patent to manufacture muskets with them. Information Age Tales imparts stories revolving around the wonders of the written word and shows the role technology has played in the rise of past civilizations.
Category: Computers

Ethics For The Information Age

Author : Michael J. Quinn
ISBN : 0132134853
Genre : Computers and civilization
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In an era where IT changes constantly, a thoughtful response to these rapid changes requires a basic understanding of IT history, an awareness of current issues, and a familiarity with ethics. This book provides an overview of ethical theories and problems encountered by computer professionals in today's environment.
Category: Computers and civilization

Power And Security In The Information Age

Author : Myriam Dunn Cavelty
ISBN : 9781317076957
Genre : Political Science
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The marriage of computers and telecommunications, the global integration of these technologies and their availability at low cost is bringing about a fundamental transformation in the way humans communicate and interact. But however much consensus there may be on the growing importance of information technology today, agreement is far more elusive when it comes to pinning down the impact of this development on security issues. Written by scholars in international relations, this volume focuses on the role of the state in defending against cyber threats and in securing the information age. The manuscript is captivating with the significance and actuality of the issues discussed and the logical, knowledgeable and engaged presentation of the issues. The essays intrigue and provoke with a number of 'fresh' hypotheses, observations and suggestions, and they contribute to mapping the diverse layers, actors, approaches and policies of the cyber security realm.
Category: Political Science

The Information Age And Diplomacy

Author : Amir Dhia
ISBN : 9781581123364
Genre : Computers
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Advances in the field of information and communication technologies have substantially affected most segments of our life, leading to the Information Age or Information Revolution. On both individual and state scale, 'information' has become a vital 'commodity' by which one measures levels of knowledge, skills, well-being, prosperity and development. This academic work traces the evolution of the Information Age and the emerging trends of diplomacy and politics in today's world. It signals potential opportunities and threats, while strategically forecasting current and future implications. Including three major chapters, the work is divided into eleven significant themes. It reviews the emergence of knowledge-based societies and highlights their main features. The course of globalization, the worldwide Internet development, the consequences of restricting the flow of information, and the Revolution in Military Affairs are among the issues examined. Also thoroughly treated is the evolution of diplomacy, with reference to information and intelligence gathering, analysis, and policy-making. The publication outlines the qualifications of diplomats and executives required at the present and coming stages of professionalism. In addition to examining contemporary traditional and non-traditional conflicts around the globe, it takes a look at U.S. hegemony policies in world affairs. Certain cultural and social issues directly linked to the Information Age are dealt with as well. They refer to the growing importance of culture and identity awareness in an era of increasing social interdependence, and to the global evolution of languages and their use in everyday life and in current affairs. The book concludes with a set of observations in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the United States. The observations point to particular notions and developments that influence our way of living, politics and diplomacy. Furthermore, specific analysis is made to the U.S. invasion in Iraq in March 2003 and to its consequences.
Category: Computers

The Principles Of War For The Information Age

Author : Robert Leonhard
ISBN : 9780307542748
Genre : History
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The crisis is upon us: We have no viable doctrine for tomorrow's wars. Now that the world has entered the information age, principles that have served to enlighten the art of war no longer work. Born of agrarian times and honed during the industrial age, the classical principles of war are, in large part, hopelessly outdated. Radical change is needed now. The Principles of War for the Information Age provides a prescription for this change.
Category: History

Literate Lives In The Information Age

Author : Cynthia L. Selfe
ISBN : 9781135631215
Genre : Education
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This book chronicles the development of electronic literacies through the stories of individuals with varying backgrounds and skills. Authors Cynthia L. Selfe and Gail E. Hawisher employ these stories to begin tracing technological literacy as it has emerged over the last few decades within the United States. They selected 20 case studies from the corpus of more than 350 people who participated in interviews or completed a technological literacy questionnaire during six years of their study. The book is organized into seven chapters that follow the 20 participants in their efforts to acquire varying degrees of technological literacy. Each chapter situates the participants' life-history accounts in the cultural ecology of the time, tracing major political, economic, social, and educational events, factors, and trends that may have influenced--and been influenced by--literacy practices and values. These literacy histories are richly sown with information that can help those in composition and writing studies situate the processes of acquiring the literacies of technology in specific cultural, material, educational, and familial contexts. These case studies provide initial clues about combinations of factors that affect--and are affected by--technological literacy acquisition and development. The first-hand accounts presented here offer, in abundant detail, everyday literacy experiences that can help educators, parents, policymakers, and writing teachers respond to today's students in more informed ways.
Category: Education

Learning And Libraries In An Information Age

Author : editor Barbara K Stripling
ISBN : 1563086662
Genre : Education
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Explores the structure and theory behind the learning-centered library and its focus on information literacy, and examines implementation strategies, learning methods, planning, and community involvement.
Category: Education