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The Resource The crime of reason : and the closing of the scientific mind, Robert B. Laughlin

The crime of reason : and the closing of the scientific mind, Robert B. Laughlin

Label
The crime of reason : and the closing of the scientific mind
Title
The crime of reason
Title remainder
and the closing of the scientific mind
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Laughlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We all agree that the free flow of ideas is essential to creativity. And we like to believe that in our modern, technological world, information is more freely available and flows faster than ever before. But according to Nobel Laureate Robert Laughlin, acquiring information is becoming a danger or even a crime. Increasingly, the really valuable information is private property or a state secret, with the result that it is now easy for a flash of insight, entirely innocently, to infringe a patent or threaten national security. The public pays little attention because this vital information is technical - but, Laughlin argues, information is often labeled technical so it can be sequestered, not sequestered because it is technical. The increasing restrictions on information in such fields as cryptography, biotechnology, and computer software design are creating a new Dark Age: a time characterized not by light and truth but by disinformation and ignorance. Thus we find ourselves dealing more and more with the Crime of Reason, the antisocial and sometimes outright illegal nature of certain intellectual activities. The Crime of Reason is a reader-friendly jeremiad, On Bullshit for the Slashdot and Creative Commons crowd: a short, fiercely argued essay on a problem of increasing concern to people at the frontiers of new ideas
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laughlin, Robert B
Dewey number
323.44/5
Index
index present
LC call number
JC598
LC item number
.L38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of information
  • Information policy
  • Academic freedom
  • Communication of technical information
  • Intellectual freedom
  • Knowledge management
Label
The crime of reason : and the closing of the scientific mind, Robert B. Laughlin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0821/2008024592.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223094348357
  • 31223094348399
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end of innocence -- Dangerous knowledge -- The master cryptographer -- Games of chance -- Patently absurd -- The nuclear precedent -- The facts of life -- Clone wars -- Spam spam spam spam -- The troubled utopia
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
186 p.
Isbn
9780465005079
Lccn
2008024592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)191926149
Label
The crime of reason : and the closing of the scientific mind, Robert B. Laughlin
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0821/2008024592.html
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223094348357
  • 31223094348399
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end of innocence -- Dangerous knowledge -- The master cryptographer -- Games of chance -- Patently absurd -- The nuclear precedent -- The facts of life -- Clone wars -- Spam spam spam spam -- The troubled utopia
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
186 p.
Isbn
9780465005079
Lccn
2008024592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)191926149

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