Information,Knowledge,Text

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Overview

Information, Knowledge, Text is concerned with connections between computing and writing and precursors to modern information technologies. It brings historical and humanistic perspectives to bear on contemporary information developments, enabling a deepening understanding of those developments. Rather than developing a single overarching thesis, Warner weaves together several themes, basing his chapters on carefully edited journal articles and conference presentations. Individual essays cover the history of writing and signal transmission, the concept of exactness as it relates to human semiotic constructions, forms of representation in formal logic and automata studies, copyright, and graphic communication. A final chapter offers a review of literature that further explores the established themes.
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Editorial Reviews

Journal Of The American Society For Information and Technology
...Warner has written a very thoughtful and well-informed book that definitely deserves attention. His historical exposition of writing and the computer, and the connection between these, as information technologies that shape human activities, is enlightening.
College & Research Libraries
Students of information science should be enlightened and intrigued by [Information, Knowledge, Text]. Warner's book is to be recommended for the value it brings to the librarian's intellectual life.
American Libraries
Warner's book is to be recommended for the value it brings to the librarian's intellectual life.
Jasist (Journal of the American Society for Information & Technology)
...Warner has written a very thoughtful and well-informed book that definitely deserves attention. His historical exposition of writing and the computer, and the connection between these, as information technologies that shape human activities, is enlightening.
College & Research Libraries (C&RL)
Students of information science should be enlightened and intrigued by [Information, Knowledge, Text]. Warner's book is to be recommended for the value it brings to the librarian's intellectual life.
JASIST (Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology)
...Warner has written a very thoughtful and well-informed book that definitely deserves attention. His historical exposition of writing and the computer, and the connection between these, as information technologies that shape human activities, is enlightening.
Booknews
Through a series of studies rather than a fully developed thesis, Warner (management and economics, Queen's U. of Belfast) explores how computers are being incorporated with earlier information technologies into a new understanding of knowledge and its communication. Among his topics are redundancy in language and information systems, toward an integrated account of formal logic and automata, and whether there is an origin to graphic communication. There is no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810839892
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Scarecrow Education Book Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian Warner is a faculty member in information studies at the Queen's University of Belfast and has been a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the former chair of the Special Interest Group on the History and Foundations of Information Science.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Preface
Ch. 1 Studying Writing 1
Ch. 2 Shannon, Weaver, and the Minotaur: Redundancy in Language and Information Systems 17
Ch. 3 Not the Exact Words...: Writing, Computing, and Exactness 33
Ch. 4 Toward an Integrated Account of Formal Logic and Automata Theory: Iconic and Notational Models 47
Ch. 5 Writing and Literary Work in Copyright: A Binational and Historical Analysis 73
Ch. 6 Is There an Origin to Graphic Communication? 105
Ch. 7 Reviews 111
Notes 135
Bibliography 137
About the Author 151
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