Almost everyone in North America, Europe, East Asia and beyond has been inundated with the idea that we're living in an 'Information Age' due to the internet. Yet the steps that led up to this seeming blitz of information has been a long journey of incremental stages that's been well documented in American culture and history. From the first newsletters to the telegraph to the personal computer, the transformation of a country through information is a unique lens through which to view America. Chapters are contributed through respected professors and business people. 380 pages, softcover with index.