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The Resource Tyranny of the moment : fast and slow time in the information age, Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Tyranny of the moment : fast and slow time in the information age, Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Label
Tyranny of the moment : fast and slow time in the information age
Title
Tyranny of the moment
Title remainder
fast and slow time in the information age
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
A study of the universal dilemma of the scarcity of time
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eriksen, Thomas Hylland
Dewey number
303.48/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.E75 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Time
  • Time pressure
  • Computers and civilization
  • COMPUTERS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Computers and civilization
  • Information society
  • Information technology
  • Time pressure
  • Time
  • Informatiemaatschappij
  • Informatietechnologie
  • Tijd
  • Sociale aspecten
Label
Tyranny of the moment : fast and slow time in the information age, Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-170) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; 1 Introduction: Mind the Gap!; 2 Information Culture, Information Cult; The Twenty-First Century Began in 1991; The Internet is a Template for the Twenty-First Century; In Information Society, Even the Pigs are it Compatible; In Information Society, Freedom from Information is a Scarce Resource; Less is More; In Information Society, the Gaps are Being Filled with Fast Time; No Technological Changes Turn Out as Anticipated; In the Twenty-First Century, Freedom and Vulnerability are Synonyms; New Tensions Supplement the Old Ones
  • 3 The Time of the Book, the Clock and MoneyAfter Speech and Visual Art, Writing Marked a Major Watershed in Information Technology; The Clock was Introduced to Regulate Prayer Times; What Does it Regulate Now?; Money Belongs to the Same Family of Information Technologies as Writing and Clocks; Notation Does the Same Kind of Work As Writing, Numbers, Clocks and Money; Society Becomes Increasingly Abstract; Linear Time is Not Part of the Problem; 4 Speed; Our History is the History of Acceleration; Speed is An Addictive Drug; Speed Leads to Simplification; Speed Creates Assembly Line Effects
  • Speed Leads to a Loss of PrecisionSpeed Demands Space; Speed is Contagious; Gains and Losses Tend to Equal Each Other Out; Technological Change Leads To Unpredicted Side-Effects; 5 Exponential Growth; Exponential Growth is Even and May Seem Undramatic for a Long Time; Exponential Growth Creates Scarcity of Space; Side-Effects Become Dominant; There is a Growing Amount of Everything; The Growth Rates in Cyberspace Surpass Everything Else; Time Goes Towards Zero; 6 Stacking; The Moment Precludes Development; Filters Against Fragmentation do not Remove Fragmentation; Pieces Replace Totalities
  • Contemporary Culture Runs at Full Speed Without Moving an InchStacking Replaces Internal Development; The Law of Diminishing Returns Strikes with a Vengeance; Information Lint Destroys Continuity; 7 The Lego Brick Syndrome; An Accelerated Professional Life Offers Flexibility and Removes Security; The Distinction Between Work and Leisure is Erased; Family Life is By Nature Slow and Fits the Current Era Badly; The Cult of Youth is Caused By the Tyranny of the Moment; Consumption is Stacked, and Coherence Disappears; Does the Information Revolution Actually Increase Efficiency?
  • 8 The Pleasures of Slow TimeSources; 2 Information Culture, Information Cult; 3 The Time of the Book, the Clock and Money; 4 Speed; 5 Exponential Growth; 6 Stacking; 7 The Lego Brick Syndrome; 8 The Pleasures of Slow Time; Index
Control code
50811566
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745317755
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780745317755
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt184pn1m
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50811566
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Terms governing use
Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force.
Label
Tyranny of the moment : fast and slow time in the information age, Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-170) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; Preface; 1 Introduction: Mind the Gap!; 2 Information Culture, Information Cult; The Twenty-First Century Began in 1991; The Internet is a Template for the Twenty-First Century; In Information Society, Even the Pigs are it Compatible; In Information Society, Freedom from Information is a Scarce Resource; Less is More; In Information Society, the Gaps are Being Filled with Fast Time; No Technological Changes Turn Out as Anticipated; In the Twenty-First Century, Freedom and Vulnerability are Synonyms; New Tensions Supplement the Old Ones
  • 3 The Time of the Book, the Clock and MoneyAfter Speech and Visual Art, Writing Marked a Major Watershed in Information Technology; The Clock was Introduced to Regulate Prayer Times; What Does it Regulate Now?; Money Belongs to the Same Family of Information Technologies as Writing and Clocks; Notation Does the Same Kind of Work As Writing, Numbers, Clocks and Money; Society Becomes Increasingly Abstract; Linear Time is Not Part of the Problem; 4 Speed; Our History is the History of Acceleration; Speed is An Addictive Drug; Speed Leads to Simplification; Speed Creates Assembly Line Effects
  • Speed Leads to a Loss of PrecisionSpeed Demands Space; Speed is Contagious; Gains and Losses Tend to Equal Each Other Out; Technological Change Leads To Unpredicted Side-Effects; 5 Exponential Growth; Exponential Growth is Even and May Seem Undramatic for a Long Time; Exponential Growth Creates Scarcity of Space; Side-Effects Become Dominant; There is a Growing Amount of Everything; The Growth Rates in Cyberspace Surpass Everything Else; Time Goes Towards Zero; 6 Stacking; The Moment Precludes Development; Filters Against Fragmentation do not Remove Fragmentation; Pieces Replace Totalities
  • Contemporary Culture Runs at Full Speed Without Moving an InchStacking Replaces Internal Development; The Law of Diminishing Returns Strikes with a Vengeance; Information Lint Destroys Continuity; 7 The Lego Brick Syndrome; An Accelerated Professional Life Offers Flexibility and Removes Security; The Distinction Between Work and Leisure is Erased; Family Life is By Nature Slow and Fits the Current Era Badly; The Cult of Youth is Caused By the Tyranny of the Moment; Consumption is Stacked, and Coherence Disappears; Does the Information Revolution Actually Increase Efficiency?
  • 8 The Pleasures of Slow TimeSources; 2 Information Culture, Information Cult; 3 The Time of the Book, the Clock and Money; 4 Speed; 5 Exponential Growth; 6 Stacking; 7 The Lego Brick Syndrome; 8 The Pleasures of Slow Time; Index
Control code
50811566
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745317755
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780745317755
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt184pn1m
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50811566
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Terms governing use
Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force.

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