Complexity Theory and the Web

Tredinnick, Luke (2009) Complexity Theory and the Web. Journal of Documentation, 65 (5). pp. 797-816. ISSN 0022-0418

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This paper aims to explore the influence of complexity theory on the development of the web. It seeks to critique the role of complexity theory as a governing metaphor in the discourse of the web, and to examine whether complexity theory is able to provide an adequate description of the web, and its relationship to society and knowledge.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complexity Theory, World Wide Web
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
000 Computer science, information & general works > 070 News media, journalism & publishing
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Luke Tredinnick
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 09:44
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2021 16:03


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