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The internet edge : social, legal, and technological challenges for a networked world

Author: Mark Stefik
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stefik examines the "magic" of new technologies in light of older issues involving the conflict of values in society. Issues include censorship, copyright protection, privacy, and economic stability.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Stefik
ISBN: 026219418X 9780262194181 026269249X 9780262692496
OCLC Number: 41641426
Description: xviii, 320 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Internet Edge: Change and Connections --
2. The Portable Network: Away from the Desktop and into the World --
3. The Digital Wallet and the Copyright Box: The Coining Arms Race in Trusted Systems --
4. The Bit and the Pendulum: Balancing the Interests of Stakeholders in Digital Publishing --
5. Focusing the Light: Making Sense in the Information Explosion --
6. The Next Knowledge Medium: Networks and Knowledge Ecologies --
7. The Edge of Chaos: Coping with Rapid Change --
8. The Digital Keyhole: Privacy Rights and Trusted Systems --
9. Strangers in the Net: Access, Diversity, and Borders --
10. Indistinguishable from Magic: The Real, the Magic, and the Virtual --
Epilogue: The Next Edge and Discovering Ourselves.
Responsibility: Mark Stefik.

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This book is an eagle's eye view of the Internet edge. It is about the experiences of those who encountered similar issues as they built precursors to the Net such as videotext, teletext, and the  Read more...

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