The Network Society: A Shift in Cognitive Ecologies?

Here\'s the official abstract from this interesting article in the new First Monday:


By examining the psychodynamic effects on human cognition of the adoption of the technology of writing we
can logically assess and contextualize the potential effect of the massification of networked information
systems on our day-to-day thought processes. The identification of congruent, parallel and differential
affect between writing and network technologies demands that their development be considered above and
beyond the dictates and imperatives of consumer capitalism, it demands that the Internet be thought of in
terms of public infrastructure rather than saleable capital.


The article is
The Network Society: A Shift in Cognitive Ecologies? by Mathew Wall-Smith

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