A couple decades ago, the term Information Age was bandied about to define our new technological era, not so much anymore. Maybe, unlikely as it appears, we realize we remain firmly entrenched in industrialism and we've never really understood that. Claiming the era was the Information Age was never quite right. From our beginnings, information has been an integral, one can say an essential defining component of Homo sapiens. From the oldest culture, the ability to control fire, tilling the soil, and the relatively recent invention of the printing press, information has been an intrinsic feature of humanity. With the invention of electric media followed by the networked microprocessor, humanity's dependence on information increased exponentially. Today, our inability to effectively utilize both the quantity and quality of information overwhelms our established economic, cultural and government institutions. In order to understand this deluge of information and to in any way provide qualitative measures of value, we need a politics of information.