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Clio Wired: The Future of the Past in the Digital Age
In these pathbreaking essays, Roy Rosenzweig charts the impact of new media on teaching, researching, preserving, presenting, and understanding history. Negotiating between the "cyberenthusiasts" who champion technological breakthroughs and the "digital skeptics" who fear the end of traditional humanistic scholarship, Rosenzweig re-envisions the practices and professional ...more
Paperback, 309 pages
Published December 10th 2010 by Columbia University Press
(first published January 1st 2010)
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I would have given this book 5 stars for the insightfulness, clarity, and humor of Rosenzweig's writing. However, the arrangement of the essays left out a key detail: when they were originally published. It's ironic to have a book about history without the ability to chart the author's changing perceptions and viewpoints over time. You have to dig deep into the acknowledgments to find original print dates for the essays and even then, things aren't exact. If they every produce a second edition o ...more
Aug 18, 2015 Elise rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This book reads as a history of the internet - you could say it dates itself (in a bad way) through its references, but really, it provides snapshots of what we (and Rosenzweig) thought of the present and potential future at different moments in time. My only complaint is that each entry/essay isn't dated - which really limits how much we can use it as a timeline of our understanding of the internet. (You have to rely on your own knowledge - 'oh, wait, Google doesn't exist yet and he's trying to ...more