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This edition published in by Harvard Business School Press in Boston, USA.

Written in English

330 pages

For years pundits have predicted that information technology will obliterate everything, from supermarkets to business organizations to social life itself, but beaten down by info-glut, exasperated by computer crashes, and daunted by the dot com crash, individual users find it hard to get a fix on the true potential of the digital revolution. John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid argue that the gap between digerati hype and end-user gloom is largely due to the "tunnel vision" that information-driven technologies breed. We've become so focused on where we think we ought to be--a place where technology empowers individuals and obliterates social organizations--that we often fail to see where we're really going.

The Social Life of Information shows us how to look beyond our obsession with information and individuals to include the critical social networks of which these are always a part.
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For years pundits have predicted that information technology will obliterate everything, from supermarkets to business organizations to social life itself, but beaten down by info-glut, exasperated by computer crashes, and daunted by the dot com crash, individual users find it hard to get a fix on the true potential of the digital revolution. John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid argue that the gap between digerati hype and end-user gloom is largely due to the "tunnel vision" that information-driven technologies breed. We've become so focused on where we think we ought to be--a place where technology empowers individuals and obliterates social organizations--that we often fail to see where we're really going.

The Social Life of Information shows us how to look beyond our obsession with information and individuals to include the critical social networks of which these are always a part.

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Living in the information age can occasionally feel like being driven by someone with tunnel vision.
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The Social Life of Information

4th printing

This edition published in by Harvard Business School Press in Boston, USA.


Edition Description

For years pundits have predicted that information technology will obliterate everything, from supermarkets to business organizations to social life itself, but beaten down by info-glut, exasperated by computer crashes, and daunted by the dot com crash, individual users find it hard to get a fix on the true potential of the digital revolution. John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid argue that the gap between digerati hype and end-user gloom is largely due to the "tunnel vision" that information-driven technologies breed. We've become so focused on where we think we ought to be--a place where technology empowers individuals and obliterates social organizations--that we often fail to see where we're really going.

The Social Life of Information shows us how to look beyond our obsession with information and individuals to include the critical social networks of which these are always a part.
(back cover)

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-310) and index.

Copyright Date
2002

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.4833
Library of Congress
HM851 .B76 2002

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxvi, 330 p. ;
Number of pages
330

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Open Library
OL23242053M
Internet Archive
sociallifeofinfo00brow
ISBN 10
1578517087
ISBN 13
9781578517084
LC Control Number
2002281841
OCLC/WorldCat
464508469
Amazon.com
1578517087
Google
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Library Thing
7478731
Goodreads
44132358

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