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Description - Information Ages by Michael E. Hobart

The late 20th century is trumpeted as the Information Age by pundits and politicians, but in this text, the authors challenge this widespread assumption. In a sweeping history of information technology from the ancient Sumerians to the world of Alan Turing and John von Neumann, the authors show how revolutions in the technology of information storage - from the invention of writing 5000 years ago to the mathematical models for describing physical reality in the 17th and 18th centuries to the introduction of computers - profoundly transformed ways of thinking.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801864124
ISBN-10: 0801864127
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael E. Hobart

Michael E. Hobart is a professor of history at Bryant College. Zachary S. Schiffman is a professor of history and chair of the Department of History at Northeastern Illinois University.