The Whale and the Reactor: Mythinformation

More notes on Langdon Winner's *The Whale and the Reactor*, published in 1986. A decade before the internet really began to take off. Chapter 6 deals with "mythinformation" or the myth that increased access to information via computers and networks leads to increased individual democratic power. On the great equalizer: > The computer romantics are also correct in noting that computerization alters relationships of social power and control, although they misrepresent the direction this development is likely to take....

January 2, 2011 · 3 min