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The anarchist in the library : how the clash between freedom and control is hacking the real world and crashing the system

Author: Siva Vaidhyanathan
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2005, ©2004.
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Vaidhyanathan uses examples ranging from ancient religions to open-source software to show how this battle will be one of the defining fault lines of 21st century civilisation. His radical explanation of the future of information is a warning shot that will mobilise anarchists and controllers alike.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Siva Vaidhyanathan
ISBN: 0465089852 9780465089857
OCLC Number: 60883489
Description: xvii, 253 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Public noises --
The ideology of peer-to-peer --
Hacking the currency --
The peer-to-peer revolution and the future of music --
A work in progress or the final edit? --
Imagineering --
Culture as anarchy --
The perfect library --
The anarchy and oligarchy of science and math --
The nation state versus networks --
The empire strikes back --
Conclusion : the heartbreak of oligarchy and anarchy.
Responsibility: Siva Vaidhyanathan.
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