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Postcards from the Net

Author: Jon Casimir
Publisher: St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Postcards From The Net is a travel book like no other. Fast and funny, it's a thirty-countries-in-thirty-days trawl through the weird, wired and wonderful parallel universe of the World Wide Web.
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Genre/Form: Directories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Casimir
ISBN: 1864482338 9781864482331 186448280X 9781864482805
OCLC Number: 37366880
Notes: "An Australian's guide to the wired world"--Cover.
Description: xv, 371 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: A short glossary of termsIntroductionOPENING SALVOSHow to behave onlineA day in the life of cyberspaceCan you trust what you find?The nasty bits - hate on the NetThe naughty bits - pornographyCyber rights and censorshipTHE LIGHTER SIDECameras attached to the WebCyber soap operasWhy dumb ideas are often the best ideasDistractions, games and Web tricksHaiku fans onlineFAMESites about celebretiesGossip, scuttlebutt and rumourFamous people who hang out onlineElvis Presley is alive and well in cyberspaceThe Net court room: did Kurt Cobain kill himself?Nostalgia for the 1980sMEDIAAbundance vs scarcityThe new distribution networkThe newspaper in a wired worldKeeping up with the newsABC onlineWired, HotWired and the digital backlashgeekgirl and women onlineTHE DIGITAL HUMANFinding community in cyberspace
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In this up-to-date guide, the author - a Net traveller - reports back from the sites he finds and explores the issues raised by the explosion in Net culture.  Read more...

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