Monday, April 6, 2009


Define and understand the concept of informationalism.

Castells identified four features that distinguish informationalism from the other industrial revolutions: the driving role of science and technology for economic growth; a shift from material production to information processing; the emergence and expansion of new forms of networked industrial organization; and the rise of socioeconomic globalization.

Informationalism represents the third industiral revolution that is shown in table 1.1 on page 13.

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