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"Grand intellectual history... What Hobart and Schiffman have achieved through this cheery analysis is one of the more decisive refutations of the various 'End of History' arguments that have been floated over the past fifteen years. Information 'ages,' they pun, but history lives forever."

"Far reaching and eloquent... Hobart and Schiffman follow the dreams, trials, and successes of such innovators as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Galileo, Turing, and von Neumann as they took advantage of three distinct ages of information."

"Extraordinarily timely in every sense of the word. There is no work available to my knowledge that summarizes so succinctly the relations between knowledge and its media over the entire span of human history."

"This is a most interesting book... the sort of book that will be read again and again."

"Creates an important, wide-ranging perspective from which to view our current computer age. It is at once accurate, clear, and provocative."

Information Ages
Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution
Publication Date: 26 May 2000
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 320 pages
Illustrations: 2 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9780801864124