Holding on to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium download free [PDF and Ebook] by Albert Borgmann

Holding on to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium download free [PDF and Ebook] by Albert Borgmann year 2001
  • Book name: Holding on to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium
  • Author: Albert Borgmann
  • Release date: 2001/9/13
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Computing
  • ISBN: 9780226066233
  • Rating: 7.48 of 10
  • Votes: 319
  • Review by: Hezekiah Weber
  • Review rating: 7.34 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/25
  • Total pages: 274
  • Includes a PDF summary of 26 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In the late-1990s people hear constantly about the 'information revolution'. The 24-hour news channels and dizzying Internet technologies bombard people with facts and pictures from around the globe. But what kind of a 'revolution' is this? How has information really changed from what it was ten years or ten centuries ago? This work offers some answers to these questions. Albert Borgmann has written a history of information, from its inception in the natural world to its role in the transformation of culture - in writing and printing, in music and architecture - to the late-1990s Internet mania and its attendant assets and liabilities. Drawing on the history of ideas, the details of information technology, and the boundaries of the human condition, Borgmann explains the relationship between things and signs, between reality and information. His history ranges from Plato to Boeing and from the alphabet to virtual reality, all the while being conscious of the enthusiasm, apprehension, and uncertainty that have greeted every stage of the development of information.The book is underscored by the humanist's fundamental belief in human excellence and by the conviction that excellence is jeopardized unless we achieve a balance of information and 'the things and practices that have served us well and we continue to depend on for our material and spiritual well-being - the grandeur of nature, the splendour of cities, competence of work, fidelity to loved ones, and devotion to art or religion'.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H53M48S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Cultural Studies, History Of Engineering & Technology, Philosophy Of Science, Information Theory, Communication Studies, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society, Ethical & Social Aspects Of Computing
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 28.68 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x16.26mm
  • Weight: 390g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States
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