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Author Roszak, Theodore, 1933-2011.
Title The cult of information : a neo-Luddite treatise on high tech, artificial intelligence, and the true art of thinking / Theodore Roszak.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, [1994]
Edition Second edition.

Subject Information technology.
Artificial intelligence.
Information technology
Subject Information technology.
Artificial intelligence.
Information technology
Description xlviii, 267 pages ; 21 cm
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. xlvii-xliii) and index.
ISBN 0520085841 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 28927934
Table of Contents
 In Defense of the Naked Mind: Introduction to the Second Edition 
  The Computer and General Ludd 
  How Artificial Can Intelligence Be? 
  Meanwhile, Back at the Carnival.. 
  The End of the War Machine? 
  The Advent of the Money Machine 
  Edutainment from Apple II to Metroid II 
  The Ideal of the On-Line Commonwealth 
  And Finally...A Few Words for the Rest of Us 
1"Information, Please"3
  Information Old-Style3
  Enter UNIVAC6
  Cybernetics and the Secret of Life9
  Messages Without Meanings11
  The Biocomputer16
2The Data Merchants21
  High Tech and the Conservative Opportunists21
  Sunbelt Politics and the Warfare State26
  Hackers and Hucksters36
  Silicon and Natural Selection41
3The Hidden Curriculum47
  The Chimera of Computer Literacy47
  A Solution in Search of Problems51
  The Computerized Campus56
  Power and Dependency64
  A Private Universe68
4The Program Within the Program: The Case of Logo72
5Of Ideas and Data87
  Ideas Come First87
  The Master Ideas91
  Experience, Memory, Insight95
  The Empiricist Gambit101
  No Ideas, No Information105
6Computers and Pure Reason108
  The Light in Plato's Cave108
  The Old Mathematical Magic113
  The Seductions of Software116
  An Alien Intelligence120
  The Flight from Reality127
  The Fifth Generation...and Beyond129
7The Computer and the Counterculture135
  Big Blue and the Guerrilla Hackers135
  An Electronic Populism138
  The Heroic Age of the Microcomputer141
  Reversionaries and Technophiles146
  Domes, Data, and Dope150
  Decline and Fall153
8The Politics of Information156
  Nothing But the Facts156
  Data Glut161
  Issues Before Information165
  On-line Communities: The Promise of Networking167
9Ben Franklin's Information Service: Libraries, Literacy, and the Ecology of Mind173
  The Public Library: The Missing Link in the Information Age173
  Privatizing the Public's Right to Know178
  The Library's High-Tech Identity Crisis181
  NREN and the Internet: All the World On-Line184
  Aladdin's Magic Digitized Lamp186
  Electronic Alzheimer's193
  Literacy Imperiled196
  Ecologists of Mind199
10In the Wrong Hands202
  The Foundations of Information Technology202
  The Surveillance Machine206
  The Polling Machine212
  The War Machine218
  Machine a Gouverner222
  At the Limits of Sanity: The Psychotic Machine227
11Descartes's Angel: Reflections on the True Art of Thinking234