Daniel R. Headrick, "When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason and Revolution 1700-1850".
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195135970 | 2000 edition | PDF | 246 Pages | 3.36 MB
Although the Information Age is often described as a new era, a cultural leap springing directly from the invention of modern computers, it is simply the latest step in a long cultural process. Its conceptual roots stretch back to the profound changes that occurred during the Age of Reason and Revolution. When Information Came of Age argues that the key to the present era lies in understanding the systems developed in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries to gather, store, transform, display, and communicate information.