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Geeks and gods: ICT’s Debt to the Arts

Geeks and gods: ICT’s Debt to the Arts
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Author(s): Karen Simpson Nikakis (Deakin University – Waurn Ponds, Australia)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 2
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch155
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


With each new object and phenomena humankind discovers, develops or invents, a new set of words must be coined or adopted to describe them. Words are not neutral, carrying with them a host of associations and connotations based on their previous applications and alliances, and augmented by their shapes, sounds, rhymes and rhythms. Many words which are now solidly embedded in ICT’s, retain and continue to be colored by these earlier meanings, some of which are drawn from the myths whose power endures to this day.

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