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The Digital Hand, Vol 3: How Computers Changed the Work of American Public Sector Industries

James W. Cortada

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195165869
eISBN:
9780199868025
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book, the third of three volumes, completes the sweeping survey of the effect of computers on American industry began in the first volume and continued in the second volume. It turns finally to ... More


The Information Society and the Welfare State: The Finnish Model

Manuel Castells and Pekka Himanen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256990
eISBN:
9780191698415
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256990.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Silicon Valley has been considered as the model that societies must imitate to succeed in the information age. However, recently another alternative has attracted strong international interest: the ... More


Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Stuart Macdonald

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

Information is not taken seriously. Much is said about the information age, the information economy, the information society, and particularly about information technology, but little about ... More


 Mind in the Information Age

Don M. Tucker

in Mind from Body: Experience from neural science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195316988
eISBN:
9780199786848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316988.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the information paradox, memory and vision, computational mind, the lost mind, the split between the “two cultures” of science and humanities, and dead-end ... More


Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Gerardo Patriotta

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Knowledge is a very seductive, but elusive concept. Following the wider debate about the emergence of the information age and the knowledge society, recent years have seen an explosion of writings ... More


The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality

Michael Heim

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092585
eISBN:
9780199852987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092585.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Computers have dramatically altered life in the late 20th century. Today we can draw on worldwide computer links, speeding up communications for radio, newspapers, and television. Ideas fly back and ... More


Recapitulating the Themes and Facing the Future

Robin Mansell and W. Edward Steinmueller

in Mobilizing the Information Society

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198295570
eISBN:
9780191685149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198295570.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Innovation

Like the expected energy abundance of the Atomic Age, the flow of information during the Information Age is also expected to become ‘too cheap to meter’, since communication capacity and information ... More


Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact

Vaclav Smil

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195168747
eISBN:
9780199835522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168747.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book is a systematic interdisciplinary account of the history of unprecedented technical advances that took place in Europe and North America during the three pre-WWI generations and of their ... More


Introduction: The Finnish Information Society in a Global Context

Manuel Castells and Pekka Himanen

in The Information Society and the Welfare State: The Finnish Model

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256990
eISBN:
9780191698415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256990.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The world is currently characterized by the rise of information societies. During the 1990s, the market and other sectors embraced technology in order to make daily tasks simpler. A distinguishing ... More


The Arc and the Machine: Narrative and New Media

Caroline Bassett

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073427
eISBN:
9781781700907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073427.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book is a defence of narrative in an age of information. Stressing interpretation and experience alongside affect and sensation, it argues that narrative is key to contemporary forms of cultural ... More


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