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The Cult of Information a Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking

by Theodore Roszak

  • ISBN: 9780520085848
  • ISBN10: 0520085841

The Cult of Information a Neo-Luddite Treatise on High Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking

by Theodore Roszak

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 0002
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
  • Publish date: 02/01/1994
  • ISBN: 9780520085848
  • ISBN10: 0520085841
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Description: PREFACE IN DEFENSE OF THE NAKED MIND: Introduction to the Second Edition The Computer and General Ludd How Artificial Can Intelligence Be? Meanwhile, Back at the Carnival ... The End of the War Machine? The Advent of the Money Machine Edutainment from Apple II to Metroid II The Ideal of the On-Line Commonwealth And Finally ... A Few Words for the Rest of Us Selected Bibliography 1. "INFORMATION, PLEASE" Information Old-Style Enter UNIVAC Cybernetics and the Secret of Life Messages Without Meanings The Biocomputer 2. THE DATA MERCHANTS High Tech and the Conservative Opportunists Sunbelt Politics and the Warfare State Megahype Hackers and Hucksters Silicon and Natural Selection Technophilia 3. THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM The Chimera of Computer Literacy A Solution in Search of Problems The Computerized Campus Power and Dependency A Private Universe 4. THE PROGRAM WITHIN THE PROGRAM: The Case of Logo 5. OF IDEAS AND DATA Ideas Come First The Master Ideas Experience, Memory, Insight The Empiricist Gambit No Ideas, No Information 6. COMPUTERS AND PURE REASON The Light in Plato's Cave The Old Mathematical Magic The Seductions of Software An Alien Intelligence The Flight from Reality The Fifth Generation ... and Beyond 7. THE COMPUTER AND THE COUNTERCULTURE Big Blue and the Guerrilla Hackers An Electronic Populism The Heroic Age of the Microcomputer Reversionaries and Technophiles Domes, Data, and Dope Decline and Fall 8. THE POLITICS OF INFORMATION Nothing But the Facts Data Glut Issues Before Information On-line Communities: The Promise of Networking 9. BEN FRANKLIN'S INFORMATION SERVICE: Libraries, Literacy, and the Ecology of Mind The Public Library: The Missing Link in the Information Age Privatizing the Public's Right to Know The Library's High-Tech Identity Crisis NREN and the Internet: All the World On-Line Aladdin's Magic Digitized Lamp Electronic Alzheimer's Literacy Imperiled Ecologists of Mind 10. IN THE WRONG HANDS The Foundations of Information Technology The Surveillance Machine The Polling Machine The War Machine Machine a Gouverner At the Limits of Sanity: The Psychotic Machine 11. DESCARTES'S ANGEL: Reflections on the True Art of Thinking NOTES INDEX
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