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True names by Vernor Vinge and the opening of the cyberspace frontier

Author: James Frenkel; Vernor Vinge
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of articles and essays about the new frontier of the Internet, especially a direct interface between brain and computer that enables game players of the future to actually experience the world of their fantasies.
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Named Person: Vernor Vinge
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Frenkel; Vernor Vinge
ISBN: 0312862075 9780312862077
OCLC Number: 48521327
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Includes the text of True names, originally published by Dell Books in Binary star 5 in 1981.
Description: 352 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A time of transition/the human connection / Danny Hillis --
True Nyms and Crypto anarchy / Timothy C. May --
Eventful history: version 1.x / John M. Ford --
How is the NII like a prison? / Alan Wexelblat --
Intelligent Software / Pattie Maes --
The right to read / Richard M. Stallman --
Cryptography and the politics of one's true name / Leonard N. Foner --
Habitat: Reports from an online community / Chip Morningstar and F. Randall Farmer --
True Magic / Mark Pesce --
True Names / Vernor Vinge --
Afterword / Marvin Minsky.
Other Titles: True names and the opening of the cyberspace frontier
Responsibility: edited by James Frenkel.
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In 1981, three years before publication of William Gibson's Neuromancer, Vernor Vinge's criticaly acclaimed novella "True Names" invented the concep t of cyberspace. This book is the first forum to  Read more...

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