The adoption of IT concepts such as algorithm, computer, or operating system, aims to explain the historical function and logical connection among big ideas (capitalism, modern state, information society), which scholars have debated to the point that their political meaning has now completely faded away.
This theoretical background will inspire the posts that follow.
Can’t wait to know more, right? Of course, you cannot.
Read more aboutBretton Woods http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bretton_Woods_systemGATT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Agreement_on_Tariffs_and_TradeFordism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FordismOperating system http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_systemKernel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_%28operating_system%29
– Bell, d., The coming of post-industrial society, New York, Basic Book inc. publishers, 1976
– May, C., The information society: a sceptical view, Cambridge, Polity, 2002.
– Castells, M., The rise of the network society, vol. II of ‘The information age: economy, society and culture’, Oxford, Blackwell, 1996.
– Luhmann, N., Paradox and tautology in the self-descriptions of modern societies, in “Sociological Theory”, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring, 1988), pp. 21-37.
– Luhmann, N., Deconstruction as Second-Order Observing, pp. 774, in “New Literary History”, Vol. 24, No. 4, Papers from the Commonwealth Center for Literary and Cultural Change (Autumn, 1993), pp. 763-782.
– Luhmann, N., The reality of the mass media, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2000.
– Hirschman, A., Retoriche dell’intransigenza: perversità, futilità e messa a repentaglio (1991), Bologna, Il Mulino, 1991.