Study Questions for Negroponte

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Study Questions for Negroponte, Being Digital selections 1. What are the differences between "atoms" and "bits"? Explain. While we are undoubtedly in an information age, most information is delivered to us in the form of atoms: newspapers, magazines, and books. Bits are digital objects: .mp3, .mov, files etc. 2. What are some of the advantages of the printed book, according to Negroponte? A book has a high-contrast display, is lightweight, easy to "thumb" through, and not very expensive. 3. Explain what Negroponte means when he writes that hypermedia is "elastic"? Think of hypermedia as a collection of elastic messages that can stretch and shrink in accordance with the reader's actions. Ideas can be opened and analyzed at multiple levels of detail. 4. What are some of the characteristics of the post-information age? In the post-information age, we often have an audience the size of one. Everything is made to order, and information is extremely personalized . You go from a large to a small to a smaller group, ultimately to the individual. By the time you have my
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