Holding On to RealityThe Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium

Holding On to RealityThe Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium

Albert Borgmann

Print publication date: 2013

ISBN: 9780226066257

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

This book is a history of information, from its inception in the natural world to its role in the transformation of culture to the current Internet mania and is attendant assets and liabilities. Drawing on the history of ideas, the details of information technology, and the boundaries of the human condition, the book illuminates the relationship between things and signs, between reality and information.