The era of the new information revolution is arriving faster than any other era in the history of humanity—and its implications for communication, work, democracy, and education are discussed in detail in this volume.
New Information Revolution includes coverage of universal access, the potential merging of cable/telephone/computer companies and public libraries or post offices as online resource centers; the redefinition of community from the place where one lives to cyberspace, where groups emerge with like interests; and the redefinition of work to center upon manipulating information, telecommuting, and virtual companies. The potential for conducting education online is also examined, as well as issues of security and censorship.
This volume will interest students, educators, and citizens concerned with the emerging "information superhighway" and its implications for daily life.
Martin K. Gay is a computer literacy teacher and professional writer. He has written and co-written several books for ABC-CLIO and other publishers.
Reviews "With today's emphasis on high-tech information systems, a book like this is essential as a kind of Information Revolution primer."—School Library Journal
"...this is a handbook of resources for both in depth research and informal reading. In all, this useful, solidly conceived work would be an excellent addition to most public and academic library reference or general collections."—Library Journal