Media, Information and Technoculture 2200F/G Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Deal With The Devil, Digital Library, Online Editing

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Google books and digitization: a faustian pact with libraries. Drastic changed in how we access info came in 1960"s/70"s. Personal computers should be at a price point for average consumers. Standardize production like henry ford to make computers accessible. Ford wanted to do this for the money, kay had the peoples" interests at heart. Make computers the medium of information exchange. Arpa has been receiving funding from the us government. Congress put law in place that said that funding would only be given to things for national defense. They didn"t realize that computing in general can help defense. Kay said that corporate and state interference shouldn"t happen here. He saw computers as a kind of public sphere. We need to find efficient ways of organizing to make it useful though. The more information we have, the harder it is to find. Profit motives may be the hierarchical model. Contempt for the expert - google m. d.

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