Tag Archives: information storage

Storing the World’s Knowledge

When predicting the future developments in writing technology and the directions of knowledge storage at the close of World War II, Vannevar Bush (1945) was faced with a very different world than those of us who consider these technologies in … Continue reading

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Digital Dis-integration

In his 1999 article, “Escaping the digital dark age” Stewart Brand rigorously condemns the growing trend towards the digitization of information. “There has never been a time of such drastic and irretrievable information loss as right now” (46). He rejects … Continue reading

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The Text we Hold with Technology

While the means and methods for storage of data become smaller and smaller, the cumulative amount of saved and accumulated text will only increase. Used in its broadest sense, text comprises an almost inconceivably staggering collection of materials. In 2012, I … Continue reading

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The Technology to Accumulate Text

Reflecting on the meanings behind “text” and “technology,” I wanted to explore the seemingly inverse relationship between the progressively large cumulative total of text that has been created and is being saved and stored, and the increasing ease and indiscretion with which … Continue reading

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what type of technology?

I chose this picture to reflect McLuhan’s pronouncement that “movable type was archetype and prototype for all subsequent industrial development.” The printing press was a major shift in text technology that changed the ‘authority’ structure of society completely and revolutionized … Continue reading

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Access to Information

Hi Everyone. I am Stephanie Myers and this is my sixth MET course. I work in alternate education and absolutely love it. Three years ago I opened an alternate school program in Burnaby, BC called the Burnaby Youth HUB which … Continue reading

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