Monday, April 18, 2011

5 Myths about the "Information Age"

"Confusion about the nature of the so-called information age has led to a state of collective false consciousness. It's no one's fault but everyone's problem, because in trying to get our bearings in cyberspace, we often get things wrong, and the misconceptions spread so rapidly that they go unchallenged. Taken together, they constitute a font of proverbial nonwisdom."
Robert Darnton, University Librarian at Harvard, brings some common sense to the hype about the obsolescence of printed books and libraries in this week's Chronicle of Higher Education.


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