RCCS: View Book Info: "From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in the Networked World
Author: Christine L. Borgman
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000
Review Published: September 2005
REVIEW 1: Hang Ryeol Na
Upon reading the book thoroughly, my first reaction was to rethink over its title, From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure (GII), and the subtitle, Access to Information in the Networked World. Anybody would guess that the book covers the age between the 15th century of Gutenberg and the 21st of GII, but there is little story until the 1990s. In terms of chronology, author Christine Borgman touches the post-1990s including the vague future. Also, the subtitle seems to deal with both access and network, but the book consistently puts its priority on the issue of access. In this sense, I think the title of this book does not so closely correspond to its contents and is somewhat lacking in balance. "