Simon Nora

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Simon Nora (21 February 1921 - 5 March 2006) was a French official who served in several French cabinets and was the Inspecteur-general in the Ministry of Finance. He was asked by President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing to write on the impact of the new communications technology on France. The report, The Computerization of Society appeared in 1978 and became a best-seller in France. The report was one of the first to propose an information highway, one result of which was the Minitel program.[1]


  1. ^ Bell, Daniel (1999). The Coming of Post-Industrial Society. New York: Basic Books. p. xxi-xxii.