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The sustainable network : the accidental answer for a troubled planet

Author: Sarah Sorensen
Publisher: Farnham : O'Reilly, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book demonstrates how we can tackle challenges, ranging from energy conservation to economic and social innovation, using the global network of which the public Internet is just one piece. To help solve a myriad of problems today, author Sarah Sorensen points out that the best tool for enacting change already exists, lying literally at our fingertips. This book demystifies the power of the network and issues a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Sorensen
ISBN: 9780596157036 0596157037
OCLC Number: 473417416
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 346 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1 I Am a Node --
2 What Is the Network: How Does It Work? --
3 Green by Accident --
4 What Makes the Network Sustainable? --
5 Broadband: What Is It? --
6 Can the Internet Hit a Wall? --
7 The Mobile Me --
8 Take It with You --
9 The Network's Green Factor --
10 Carbon Footprints --
11 Net Efficiencies: Maximizing Resources While Minimizing Waste --
12 What's So Smart About an Energy Grid? --
13 Dematerialization --
14 Detravelization --
15 What Is the Network: How Is Telecommuting Enabled? --
16 Pushing the Boundaries --
17 Data Center 18 Energy Efficiency Measurement --
19 Doing Good by Doing Right --
20 Is Broadband Really That Important? --
21 Sustainable Providers --
22 Net Neutrality --
23 Tearing Down Economic Boundaries --
24 Information Is King --
25 Evolution --
26 Network Time --
27 Political Sustainability --
28 Rocking the Vote --
29 The Right to Network Usage --
30 Challenges of the Networked World --
31 Network Defenses Depend on How Traffic Is Sent --
32 I Am on the Net, Therefore I Am Vulnerable --
33 Antisocial Network Engineering --
34 Protect the Net --
35 The Last Best Place to Attack: Your Mobile --
36 Government's Role in Protecting the Network's Integrity --
37 21st-Century Warfare: Cyberattacks --
38 Social Sustainability --
39 The Health Net --
40 Not by Accident: Social Networking --
41 Our Relationship with the Network.
Responsibility: Sarah Sorensen.

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