Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Daniel Bell, influential sociologist

Daniel Bell, a leading sociologist, died at age 91 on January 25th. As early as 1967, he foretold of something similar to the Internet in his writing, ““We will probably see a national information-computer-utility system, with tens of thousands of terminals in homes and offices ‘hooked’ into giant central computers providing library and information services, retail ordering and billing services, and the like.”


In 1973, United States sociologist Daniel Bell introduced the notion “information society” in his book “The Coming of Post-Industrial Society” (Swan, 2011).

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Obit in NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/26/arts/26bell.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&hpw=&adxnnlx=1296065855-pfL4YTamKRIZbR/PesV8vA

Obit at Associated Press:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gKoNTgpnUhpQrH_ZIR6XryQ6wFgA?docId=b0f58ba74cca4671b568054c8387079d

LibUnlimited Mailing List, Sandy Swan, MLS, MPH, CHIS, Librarian at Phil Johnson Historic Archives & Research Library Resource Center Dallas

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