Being digital

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Computers - 255 pages
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Also available on cassetteBeing Digital is both a guide to the present state of our rapidly-changing digital age and a map for the future--how our lives will be shaped and enhanced by computer-related technology. Negroponte--Wired Magazine columnist and founding director of the MIT Media Lab--describes how advancements in computer technology and telecommunications will transform workplaces, households, and educational institutions. He explains how this revolution will change the way we live, think, and interact with one another and with technology, and foresees the challenges that lie ahead in developing truly global systems for delivering multimedia and other forms of digitally based information. Negroponte characterizes the development of future information delivery systems as a battle between atoms, the components of books and other physical resources, and bits, the basic building blocks of information.
The digital age is coming, Negroponte says, and it "cannot be denied or stopped....We're discussing a fundamental cultural change: Computing is not about computers, it's about life; being digital is not just being a geek or Internet surfer or mathematically savvy child, it's actually a way of living and is going to impact absolutely everything."

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At the time I read it I thought it was stellar. Almost everything predicted has come through. I have n doubt that his current predictions (circa 2014) will do the same Read full review

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Bitcasting
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Copyright

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BEING DIGITAL By NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE
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We all know nobody knows you're a 'dog' on the Internet. Now, nobody knows where that 'dog' is
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From being digital to digital beings
IBM Systems Journal issue 39-34, MIT Media Laboratory, From being digital to digital beings - Feature paper.
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About the author (1995)

Nicholas Negroponte is founding Chairman of the MIT Media Lab, Media Lab Europe, and the 2B1 Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing computer access to the most remote and poorest parts of the world.