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The Resource Disconnected : haves and have-nots in the information age, William Wresch

Disconnected : haves and have-nots in the information age, William Wresch

Label
Disconnected : haves and have-nots in the information age
Title
Disconnected
Title remainder
haves and have-nots in the information age
Statement of responsibility
William Wresch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the Information Age, information is power. Who produces all that information, how does it move around, who uses it, to what ends, and under what constraints? Who gets that power? And what happens to the people who have no access to it? With vivid anecdotes and data, William Wresch contrasts the opportunities of the information-rich with the limited prospects of the information-poor. Surveying the range of information - personal, public, organizational, commercial - that has become the currency of exchange in today's world, he shows how each represents a form of power. He analyzes the barriers that keep people information-poor: geography, tyranny, illiteracy, psychological blinders, "noise," crime. Technology alone, he demonstrates, is not the answer. Even the technology-rich do not always get access to important information - or recognize its value
  • Wresch spells out the grim consequences of information inequity for individuals and society. Yet he ends with reasons for optimism and stories of people who are working to pull down the impediments to the flow of information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wresch, William
Dewey number
306.4/2
Index
index present
LC call number
T58.5
LC item number
.W74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Information society
  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Informatievoorziening
  • Maatschappij
  • Ongelijkheid
  • Culturele verschillen
  • Vooroordelen
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Informationstechnik
  • Soziale Situation
  • Ciencia da informacao
  • Informationsgesellschaft
  • Informationstechnik
  • Soziale Situation
Label
Disconnected : haves and have-nots in the information age, William Wresch
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780813523699.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information Rich, Information Poor -- Ch. 1. World Media -- Ch. 2. Personal Information -- Ch. 3. Organizational Information -- Ch. 4. Professional Information -- Ch. 5. Commercial Information -- Ch. 6. Information Exiles -- Ch. 7. Tyranny -- Ch. 8. Information Criminals -- Ch. 9. World Education -- Ch. 10. Psychology -- Ch. 11. Noise -- Ch. 12. Reasons for Hope
Control code
ocm34658916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780813523705
Lccn
96022375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34658916
  • (OCoLC)34658916
Label
Disconnected : haves and have-nots in the information age, William Wresch
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780813523699.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Information Rich, Information Poor -- Ch. 1. World Media -- Ch. 2. Personal Information -- Ch. 3. Organizational Information -- Ch. 4. Professional Information -- Ch. 5. Commercial Information -- Ch. 6. Information Exiles -- Ch. 7. Tyranny -- Ch. 8. Information Criminals -- Ch. 9. World Education -- Ch. 10. Psychology -- Ch. 11. Noise -- Ch. 12. Reasons for Hope
Control code
ocm34658916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780813523705
Lccn
96022375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34658916
  • (OCoLC)34658916

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