The Harvard Conference on the Internet & Society

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O'Reilly & Associates
Harvard University Press, 1997 - Computers - 518 pages
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In the Spring of 1996, international leaders in business, law, government, and education gathered at Harvard University to discuss the impact of the Internet, one of the most potent technological innovations of this century, on society. This volume, which includes the presentations, discussions, and computer demonstrations from this ground-breaking forum, provides an expert assessment of the impact of this rapidly changing technology on business, government, media, and education for the next decade and beyond. Dozens of leaders from Microsoft, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, and Intel Corporation are joined by keynote speakers Bill Gates, Scott McNealy, Diana Lady Dougan, and Steven McGeady; Harvard University President Neil Rudenstine; and Harvard's faculty in providing first-hand accounts of current revolutionary changes in the computer industry, as well as their influence on the future of organizations, workers, customer relations, and the creation and ownership of products themselves. These writings not only serve as an excellent source for understanding today's hottest Internet technologies; they also explore the important issues facing a society with ever-expanding ties to cyberspace. Included with this book is a CD-ROM containing the contents of the book as well as a copy of version 3.0 of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser software. We provide hyperlinks on the CD-ROM that make it easy for you to move to related articles and discussions.
  

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Contents

SPECIAL ADDRESS Neil L Rudenstine Harvard University
3
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
11
Larry Tesler Apple Computer
15
Bill Gates Microsoft Corporation
27
Diana Lady Dougan Global Information Infrastructure Commission
38
Scott McNealy Sun Microsystems
49
Steven McGeady Intel Corporation
59
Enrico Pesatori Digital Equipment Corporation
67
Universal Access
261
Life and Politics on the
274
Press and the New Media
280
PUBLIC POLICY
293
The Governments Role in the Development of the Internet
297
Standards Setting for the Internet
311
Who Will Control
325
The Place of the Internet in National and Global Information Infrastructure
338

TECHNOLOGY
73
The Next Generation Internet
77
The Wireless Internet
94
Post
101
Global and Long Term Impact of
112
Security and Encryption on the
128
LIBRARY PUBLISHING
145
Increasing Content of the Internet
149
The Public Library Online
166
EDUCATION
181
The Internet in the Classroom
185
The Market for Educational Applications of the Internet
203
HEALTH CARE
219
Networks of Knowledge and Infection
223
Transforming Medicine
239
PRESS POLITICS
257
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353
Intellectual Property Online
357
Content Control on the Internet
367
Digital Convergence and Vertical Integration
382
BUSINESS
395
What Happens to Brands?
399
How Will Value Be Created and Extracted?
412
Where Will Business Occur?
428
PANELS
445
Who Owns the Internet?
449
Cultural Imperialism on the
466
New Organizational Forms
483
WrapUp Session
495
NAME INDEX
503
SUBJECT INDEX
507
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O'Reilly & Associates publishes definitive technical books on the Internet, UNIX, and programming; Win32 software for the World Wide Web, including WebSite Professional, WebBoard, and PolyForm; and market research on the Internet.

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