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The Computerization of Society

  • Jan Freese

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From the first, when human beings started to communicate with each other, information carried a message. The Information Society was born as soon as the first human creatures exchanged information.

Over history, information, like everything else, has developed and changed character. Information still carried a message, but rather quickly it must have also become power. When Francis Bacon coined the expression “Knowledge is power”, at the end of the 16th century, it had already been a truth for millions of years. Knowledge postulates information.

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* Director General and President, Data Inspection Board, Stockholm; Chairman of the Swedish Computer and Law Association.

The Computerization of Society

  • Jan Freese

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