The Cultural Scenery of Information Technology

An Introduction
  • Felix van Rijn


CULTURE is not in a fixed state but continuously changing, slowly but steadily. Yet, as culture is also capable of reacting and adapting, this changing process can be drastically disrupted by changes in the cultural environment. Throughout history, there are many examples of such cultural disturbances, caused by war, the migration of whole populations, colonialism, proselytizing, the export of culture, and similar occurrences. There are many more examples of developments which did not give rise to such culture shock, but to a more gradual (nevertheless no less dramatic) shift in culture. Technological developments are cases in point.


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