The digital environment

What is the digital age?

Was there really in any significant sense a Railway Age? If there was, when did it begin? Who was responsible for creating it? Has it left any permanent and recognizable mark on the landscape? Has human society been affected by it? Have politics and the map of the world been changed because of it? Is there something about the railway that made it characteristic of an age and significant above, or along with, other influences at work in its day? Are we still living in a railway age or has it ended?

(Robbins, 1962)

There have been many publications referring to the ‘digital age’ but not many that choose to define the term. There have been various periods, dubbed ‘ages’, after the event (the ...

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