Class notes 8/31/10

• The article I mentioned in class today, The Library in the New Age, that discusses the 4 innovations in information that I wrote on the whiteboard: writing, the codex (book), printing with movable type, and the internet.

A Timeline of Information Innovation, with lots of details about the history of information. Note that this covers non-electronic information only and doesn’t discuss computer- or internet-based information.

• The video we watched today, The Information Cycle, which explores how different kinds of publications cover the same event.

–Prof Smale


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