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The future of the Internet and how to stop it

Author: Jonathan Zittrain
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author pieces together the engine that has catapulted the Internet ecosystem into the prominence it has today, offers an accessible discussion of the problems of an "appliancized" future, and provides a set of solutions to help stop it.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Zittrain
ISBN: 9780300124873 0300124872 0300144776 9780300144772 9780300151244 0300151241
OCLC Number: 179832240
Description: vi, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The rise and stall of the generative Net --
Battle of the boxes --
Battle of the networks --
Cybersecurity and the generative dilemma --
pt. 2. After the stall --
The generative pattern --
Tethered appliances, software as service, and perfect enforcement --
The lessons of Wikipedia --
pt. 3. Solutions --
Stopping the future of the Internet : stability on a generative Net --
Strategies for a generative future --
Meeting the risks of generativity : Privacy 2.0.
Responsibility: Jonathan Zittrain.
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Zittrain's extraordinary book pieces together the engine that has catapulted the Internet ecosystem into the prominence it has today--and explains that it is sputtering precisely because of its  Read more...

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"A superb and alarming discussion, from one of the most astute and forward-looking analysts of the Internet. Zittrain explains how the glorious promise of the Internet might not be realized-and Read more...

 
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This compelling book starkly presents an impending decision: essentially the choice (of grand social consequence) between two futures for the Internet and the information, computing, and communications ecosystem it has generated. Zittrain (a professor...
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