Do we live in the information age? Insights from historiographical methods

James W. Cortada

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Abstract

The author argues that giving a name to any period of history is a complicated process for historians, requiring careful consideration of many factors. Applying the extensive presence and use of computers as an example of the process at work, he suggests that it may be too early to name our time the information age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)107-116
Number of pages10
JournalHistorical Methods
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

Keywords

  • Computer revolution
  • Eras
  • Historical ages
  • Information age

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