5 myths about the ‘Information Age’


by Robert Darnton

Originally published in The Chronicle of Higher Education (April), Darnton, a librarian at Harvard University, dissects what he considers to be misconceptions about the Information Age. The following is my contraction of his article:

The book is dead: no it isn’t.
We have entered the information age: no, it’s always been with us
All information is now available online: by no means
Libraries are obsolete: no, busier than ever but their roles may be changing
The future is digital: but not at the expense of printed resources

Wonder if Seth Godin read this…?

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