The Harvard Conference on the Internet & Society
O'Reilly & Associates
Harvard University Press, 1997 - Computers - 518 pages
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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Many changes have taken place in the online world since the Harvard Conference on the Internet in May 1996, but scholars will nonetheless migrate to this excellent transcript of the conference, which ... Read full review
SPECIAL ADDRESS Neil L Rudenstine Harvard University
Larry Tesler Apple Computer
Bill Gates Microsoft Corporation
Diana Lady Dougan Global Information Infrastructure Commission
Scott McNealy Sun Microsystems
Steven McGeady Intel Corporation
Enrico Pesatori Digital Equipment Corporation
Life and Politics on the
Press and the New Media
The Governments Role in the Development of the Internet
Standards Setting for the Internet
Who Will Control
The Place of the Internet in National and Global Information Infrastructure
The Next Generation Internet
The Wireless Internet
Global and Long Term Impact of
Security and Encryption on the
Increasing Content of the Internet
The Public Library Online
The Internet in the Classroom
The Market for Educational Applications of the Internet
Networks of Knowledge and Infection
Intellectual Property Online
Content Control on the Internet
Digital Convergence and Vertical Integration
What Happens to Brands?
How Will Value Be Created and Extracted?
Where Will Business Occur?
Who Owns the Internet?
Cultural Imperialism on the
New Organizational Forms