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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
Genre
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." --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
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 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Information society
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Information technology
  • Informatievoorziening
  • Maatschappij
  • Ongelijkheid
  • Culturele verschillen
  • Vooroordelen
  • Afrika
  • Ciencia da informacao
Label
Disconnected : haves and have-nots in the information age, William Wresch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42328766
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585020259
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328766
Label
Disconnected : haves and have-nots in the information age, William Wresch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-257) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42328766
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 268 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585020259
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42328766

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