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The Control Revolution

Technological and Economic Origins of the Information Society

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ISBN 9780674169869

Publication Date: 03/15/1989


508 pages

6 x 9 inches

10 tables, 21 line illustrations, 14 halftones, 1 map


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    • 1. Introduction
  • I. Living Systems, Technology, and the Evolution of Control
    • 2. Programming and Control: The Essential Life Process
    • 3. Evolution of Control: Culture and Society
  • II. Industrialization, Processing Speed, and the Crisis of Control
    • 4. From Tradition to Rationally: Distributing Control
    • 5. Toward Industrialization: Controlling Energy and Speed
    • 6. Industrial Revolution and the Crisis of Control
  • III. Toward an Information Society: From Control Crisis to Control Revolution
    • 7. Revolution in Control of Mass Production and Distribution
    • 8. Revolution in Control of Mass Consumption
    • 9. Revolution in Generalized Control: Data Processing and Bureaucracy
    • 10. Conclusions: Control as Engine of the Information Society
  • References
  • Index

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