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Protocol : How control exists after decentralization

Author: Alexander R Galloway
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 2004
Series: Leonardo
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is the Internet a vast arena of unrestricted communication and freely exchanged information or a regulated, highly structured virtual bureaucracy? In Protocol Alexander Galloway argues that the founding principle of the Net is control, not freedom, and that the controlling power lies in the technical protocols that make network connections (and disconnections) possible. He does this by treating the computer as a
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander R Galloway
ISBN: 0262072475 9780262072472
OCLC Number: 474109652
Description: 260 s. : illustrations ; 23,5 cm
Series Title: Leonardo

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Protocol...is a book on computer science written by someone who's not a computer scientist, and that's a good thing.-Gary Singh, Metro An engaging methodological hybrid of the Frankfurt School and Read more...

 
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