By James W. Cortada
An advent and eleven chapters describe what this data surroundings appeared like, the way it developed, and the way it was once used. for an additional big layer of data approximately this topic the reader is directed to the certain bibliographic essay behind this booklet. It encompasses a narrative historical past, case reports within the type of sidebars, and tales illustrating key issues. Readers will locate, for instance, the tale of the way the U.S. postal process helped create trendy details society, besides every thing from books and newspapers to television, pcs, and the Internet.
The build-up to what many at the present time name the knowledge Age took decades to accomplish and maintains to construct momentum. the consequences for the area, and never only for the us, are as profound as any mega-trend you could establish within the heritage of humankind. All the Facts provides this improvement completely in an easy-to-digest structure that any lover of background, expertise, or the historical past of data and company will enjoy.
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All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870 by James W. Cortada