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The Renaissance Computer: Knowledge Technology in the First Age of Print

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In the 15th century the printing press was the new technology. The first ever information revolution began with the advent of the printed book, enabling Renaissance scholars to formulate new ways of organizing and disseminating knowledge. As early as 1500 there were already 20 million books in circulation in Europe. How did this rapid explosion of ideas impact upon the evo ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published September 19th 2000 by Routledge (first published August 24th 2000)
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Diane
Although this collection was compiled in 2000, and therefore shows its age a bit in terms of identifying "current" computer trends (remember the good old days when we used 3 1/2" disks and internet access was an **option** on computers?) it demonstrates a heightened perception about the ongoing human need to catalog, access, archive, and otherwise organize and retrieve data.

A very good read.
Eben
Not all the title claims. It is a collection of individual essays based around the metaphor of the book as an information system. Although several are of interest, the collection lacks cohesion.
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