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21%OFFAlbert Borgmann - Holding on to Reality - 9780226066233 - V9780226066233
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Holding on to Reality

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Description for Holding on to Reality Paperback. A history of information from its inception in the world to its transformation of culture. Drawing on the history of ideas, details of information technology, and boundaries of the human condition, this text explains the relationship between things and signs, and between reality and information. Num Pages: 274 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: GTC; JFC; TBX; UBJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 228 x 155 x 16. Weight in Grams: 398.
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 ... Read more

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