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Albert Borgmann is professor of philosophy at the University of Montana
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A Companion to Heidegger (2005) — Contributor — 60 copies
Technology and the Politics of Knowledge (1995) — Contributor — 28 copies
Technology and the Good Life? (2000) — Contributor — 19 copies
Philosophical Romanticism (2006) — Contributor — 19 copies

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Borgmann presents an historical overview of information, how it has been transformed through time by the introduction of new technology, and especially digital technology. Borgmann shows what this development means to our contemporary society. He argues that when we enter a world that is becoming more virtual, we will lose our close connection with reality, which in turn will lead to a deprivation of our life experiences. This is a must-read for anyone concerned with the information society.
 
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jonas.lowgren | 1 other review | Nov 23, 2010 |
I set the thing down for months, and then picked it back up again. Its not especially interesting, but it has its moments.

It took me 180 pages to truly appreciate the main theme of the book, that there are 3 kinds of information:
Natural, what is around us. The signs that preliterates use to understand what nature brings us.
Cultural: Man's first step into the recording of information and Instructions, which puts a premium on literacy.
Technical: Copies of some aspect of reality that is captured and replayed by technical devices.… (more)
 
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