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The new information revolution [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Martin K. Gay.

By: Gay, Martin, 1950-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contemporary world issues: Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, c1996Description: 1 online resource (xv, 247 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585030642 (electronic bk.); 9780585030647 (electronic bk.); 128071221X; 9781280712210.Subject(s): Information superhighway | Information technology | Digital communications | Information society | Autoroutes �electroniques | Technologie de l'information | Transmission num�erique | Soci�et�e informatis�ee | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | Informatiemaatschappij | InternetGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: New information revolution.DDC classification: 303.48/33 Other classification: 05.20 Online resources: EBSCOhost In: ABC-CLIOSummary: The personal computer age had been upon us just a few years when a new development changed everything: the Internet. Now people around the world could use their computers to link up with one another as well as with libraries, businesses, and schools - virtually any individual or place that had a computer. The new information revolution had begun, and, along with it, a host of social issues from cyberporn to educational access. This comprehensive, up-to-date volume provides readers with an in-depth discussion of the origin and development of this revolution, from the telegraph to JAVA, and all of the social issues accompanying the new technologies. It provides a detailed introduction; a chronology; biographical sketches of key figures; charts, graphs, documents, and quotations; a directory of organizations; extensive lists of print and nonprint resources, including World Wide Web sites; a glossary; and an index. Readers of all kinds - including students, academics, and general readers, from computer illiterates to "netizens"--Will find this handbook an essential resource for research and informational reading.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The personal computer age had been upon us just a few years when a new development changed everything: the Internet. Now people around the world could use their computers to link up with one another as well as with libraries, businesses, and schools - virtually any individual or place that had a computer. The new information revolution had begun, and, along with it, a host of social issues from cyberporn to educational access. This comprehensive, up-to-date volume provides readers with an in-depth discussion of the origin and development of this revolution, from the telegraph to JAVA, and all of the social issues accompanying the new technologies. It provides a detailed introduction; a chronology; biographical sketches of key figures; charts, graphs, documents, and quotations; a directory of organizations; extensive lists of print and nonprint resources, including World Wide Web sites; a glossary; and an index. Readers of all kinds - including students, academics, and general readers, from computer illiterates to "netizens"--Will find this handbook an essential resource for research and informational reading.

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