ERIC Number: EJ610124
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Publication Date: 2000
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The "Conduit Metaphor" and the Nature and Politics of Information Studies.
Day, Ronald E.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science, v51 n9 p805-11 Jul 2000
Examines information theory from the aspect of its conduit metaphor. An historical background shows how this metaphor was used to construct notions of language, information, information theory, and information science, and was used to extend the range of these notions across social and political space during the Cold War. (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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