Soft Edge:Nat Hist&Future Info (Paperback)
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Soft Edge:Nat Hist&Future Info (Paperback)

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Paperback 276 Pages / Published: 03/09/1998
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The Soft Edge is a one-of-a-kind history of the information revolution. In his lucid and direct style, Paul Levinson, historian and philosopher of media and communications, gives us more than just a history of information technologies. The Soft Edge is a book about theories on the evolution of technology, the effects that human choice has on this (r)evolution, and what's in store for us in the future.
Boldly extending and deepening the pathways blazed by McLuhan, Paul Levinson has provided us with a brilliant and exciting study of life with our old media, our new media, and the media still to come.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415197724
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This history provides a refreshing contrast to texts that are little more than litanies of dates and/or tomes of doomsayers. It provides excellent insights and is suggested reading for those with a keen interest in media."
-"Educator
""The Soft Edge is a wonderful book, both as a historical survey of how information technologies have evolved and as a critique of how some media critics have portrayed computers and the Internet."
-"Technology and Society
"Remarkable in both scholarly sweep and rhetorical lyricism. . . what first promises to be the digital "Origin of the Species turns out to be a sequel to "The Odyssey: media's progress is presented as an epic journey toward freedom, unseating censors along the way."
-"Wired
"Smart, spare, yet deep, and heartily recommended."
-"Library Journal
..."defies the critics of technology who insist that technology robs human life of its human character...well worth the attention of those interested in the history, nature, and future of technology."
-"Analog

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