The denotation of the current era as the ‘Information Age’ has emphasized the primacy of information and its relatives, data and knowledge, to modern society. How do people conceptualize information? The emergence of new information related fields and the pervasiveness of information issues in society suggest that for information and related phenomena, there is some conceptual coherence, what might be called an information paradigm.
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