posted May 2, 2011 3:25 PM by James Fox
Amusing and informative article from The Chronicle of Higher Education discussing 'The Information Age'. I have brutally paraphrased it below but definitely head over and read it.
1. "The book is dead." Wrong: More books are produced in print each year than in the previous year.
2. "We have entered the information age." But every age is an age of information, each in its own way and according to the media available at the time.
3. "All information is now available online." Only a tiny fraction of archival material has ever been read, much less digitized.
4. "Libraries are obsolete." Everywhere in the country librarians report that they have never had so many patrons.
5. "The future is digital." True enough, but misleading.