[Air-L] Informatization?

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Sun Jul 8 09:50:44 PDT 2012


Would a translation to the word "digitization" work?

Much of my working life ( and in computer programming and other clerical
work) from database entry to creating scanned images and microfilm has been
in the 1970's to now about digitizing paper knowledge containers such as
learned journals and government records into digital format.

Peter Timusk B.Math statistics, B.A. legal studies.

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Dear list members,

if you hear or read "informatization", how would you contextualize this

I am asking this, because I have a rather specific idea of what
informatization entails (a rather quantitative, technocratic context,
looking for measurements of technological diffusion and impact on labour,
e-commerce and other fields...) and I would like to know more about other

Are there any other connotations? Maybe in french literature? (Since the
term was used in the 1978 presidential report by Nora/Minc: 
L'informatisation de la societe.)

Thanks for your assistence,

Dr. Katja Mayer
Department of Social Studies of Science
University of Vienna, Austria
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