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White Noise: An A-Z of the Contradictions in Cyberculture

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Going beyond recent attempts to pigeonhole the information revolution as either the information highway to utopia or the devil's own dystopia, this book cuts through the furor surrounding the Internet and shows how the paradoxical aspects of new media are an expression of the inherent contradictions underlying society as a whole. Andrew Calcutt is an enthusiastic champion ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 15th 1998 by Palgrave Macmillan
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This is the second time I've gone through this book. It's written in short sections, and before I'd just picked out the relevant ones. Last time I read it, it was a fairly recent book beginning to show its age.

Reading it this time was different: fifteen years in cyber-time makes this book history. In that respect, what remains the same and what is different, and what has exceeded predictions and what has failed to get any nearer, is the most interesting part of the book.

For example, I'd all but
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Dr Andrew Calcutt is the 'hackademic' (former journalist turned academic) who left Channel Cyberia (one of the earliest online magazines in the UK) to set up the University of East London's first journalism programme (BA Journalism and Print Media.) His academic career is as old as UEL's Docklands Campus, which opened in 1999.
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