I wonder hhow we are to understand the information age in terms of the enlightenment ideology. Things to consider:
1. The availability of information – to all, (for all?)
2. The abuse of information (data mining etc)
3. The kind of information people want (relating to capitalist consumption)
4. Criticism of agencies
I heard an interesting suggestion once, that the internet was like Plato’s world of forms. I dismissed it immediately, but then thought there was a laughable, yet interesting isomorphism. The one thing about Plato is that he seems to pop up everywhere.