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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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Genre/Form: Book
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Zittrain
ISBN: 9780300124873 0300124872 0300144776 9780300144772 9780300151244 0300151241 9781846140143 1846140145
OCLC Number: 179832240
Description: vi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 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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Explores the dangers the internet faces if it fails to balance ever more tightly controlled technologies with the flow of innovation that has generated so much progress in the field of technology.  Read more...


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"This book is fundamental. It will define the debate about the future of the Internet, long after we haven't stopped it. Absolutely required reading." Lawrence Lessig, Professor, Stanford Law School, 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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