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Beyond the Information Revolution

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THIS ARTICLE SHOWS HOW A PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS of the moral value of information can help librarians rethink some aspects of their professional values, especially their commitment to neutrality. A historical discussion of the "fiction problem" shows how changes in collection practices partly account for the current emphasis on neutrality. This historical example shows the importance of using an analysis of the moral value of information as a guide to future changes in professional mission, especially those that result from new technologies. We argue that information is indirectly but crucially important to a person ...
in order to describe the new role that science and technology are coming to play within society. He asserted that science is becoming a "productive force", using the Marxist Theory of Productive Forces . After some controversy, the term was taken up by authors and institutions of the then- Soviet Bloc . Their aim was to show that socialism was a safe home for the scientific and technical ("technological" for some authors) revolution, referred to by the acronym STR . The book Civilization at the Crossroads , edited by the Czech philosopher Radovan Richta (1969), became a standard reference for this topic. ...
Business Intelligence & Modeling Systems
The information revolution has reached a stage where business managers are seeking to extract intelligence from their large and growing transactional databases. After a 40-year nascent period, the revolution took off in the 1980s with the introduction of PCs and supporting software that put computing in the hands of much wider and diversified populations of users. The acceleration continued in the 1990s with significant advances in Internet technologies and the introduction of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and other transactional data management systems. Investment in the United States in computers, peripherals and ... market research, surveys and trends
Brand Autopsy: The IDB Project | Chapter 13
“For top management tasks, information technology so far has been a producer of data rather than a product of information—let alone a producer of new and different questions and new and different strategies.” — Peter Drucker , Forbes ASAP article (1998) Jeffrey Krames expertly chronicled Peter Drucker’s evolving opinion on the importance of computer-driven information within a business. As a business consultant for nearly six decades, Drucker experienced the technology revolution from mainframes to personal computers to the Internet to Google. Just as the technology evolved, so did Drucker’s opinion. 1954 | THE PRACTICE OF ... market research, surveys and trends


GSA Forum: Articles
much was written about the "commoditization" of semiconductors. This article looks at the technology and market dynamics affecting this industry, and discusses its evolution in the next decade. The cost of a silicon transistor dropped from $1 in 1968 to less than a millionth of a dollar in 2008. 2 The information revolution made possible by the transistor has spawned new industries, revolutionized existing ones and changed lives fundamentally. The high-tech industry has evolved into a complex web of players, from silicon tool vendors to computer game developers, together accounting for ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Technological, social, and Economic Trends That Are Increasing US ...
projected to number 1.4 million in 2006, a 17 percent increase from 1.2 million ...... Beyond the information revolution. The Atlantic Monthly. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Reforming health care costs
Rising health care costs represent the largest threat to the nation's fiscal solvency, and unfortunately, Obamacare does little to change that. But empowering consumers can cut costs. It is time to try a different approach. "The rising costs of health care will put tremendous pressure on the federal budget during the next few decades and beyond," the director of the Congressional Budget Office, Douglas Elmendorf, said recently. "In CBO's judgment, the health legislation enacted earlier this year does not substantially diminish that pressure." Medicare's chief actuary, Richard Foster, holds a ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Saffron Revolution: Memories of a Burmese monk
While the purpose of the census is to gauge the size of populations such as the Burmese-American community through a number, even more can be learned in the stories of those people behind the statistics. One of those refugees from Burma is Ashin Kovida. Here, he is just a young man with a warm smile and a heavy accent, but in Burma, he is a symbol of survival and freedom. Reporter Laura Klivans spoke with Ashin. *        *        * LAURA KLIVANS: Class is just about to start at the College of Alameda. Twenty-seven-year-old Ashin Kovida points out who's who in this large class of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Beyond the Information Revolution - 99.10
Copyright © 1999 by The Atlantic Monthly Company. All rights reserved. The Atlantic Monthly; October 1999; Beyond the Information Revolution - 99.10; Volume ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Social/Cultural Dimension of the Information Revolution
This section of the conference was devoted to a discussion of the socio-cultural implications of the information revolution. The speaker hypothesized that the information revolution is likely to bring with it significant change and unrest, particularly within the developing areas which were his primary focal point. In particular, it was argued that technology tends to exacerbate differences within a society, while at the same time facilitating the mobilization of those who remain what he termed "non-infocentric." The information revolution is likely to be significant for U.S. foreign ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Beyond the Information Revolution
Beyond the Information. Revolution by PETER F. DRUCKER. The author uses history to gauge the significance of e-commerce—: ...
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What were the main causes of the Russian Revolution? - Yahoo! Answers
The February Revolution was caused by growing discontent among the people (particularly the workers and peasants) after the government still wasn't providing them with what they needed after the 1905 revolution and Stolypin died so they weren't getting the agrarian reform that they wanted. There was growing disapproval of the Tsar, because they saw him as weak and ineffectual, and they were afraid that the monarchy was being controlled by Rasputin (who most people feared). WW1 and the poor living conditions that rose out of that also made the people angrier. It started when women started a protest on ...
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Galileo was the first man to use a telescope to observe the stars and planets, and with the information he gained from this(craters on the moon, moons around Jupiter, sunspots), he was able to challenge the outdated view of the universe--which seemed to think that "the heavens" were perfect. Beyond astronomy, Galileo challenged Aristotle's concepts of motion, and discovered the principle of inertia, and his thoughts were later incorporated into Isaac Newton's universal law of gravitation. First answer by ID1267347497 . Last edit by ID1267347497 . Question popularity : 2 [ recommend question ].