Release 2.1: A Design for Living in the Digital Age

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Broadway Books, 1998 - Business & Economics - 370 pages
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People all over the world, and the U.S. in particular, are struggling with the enormous business, social, and political implications of the digital age. Those in the technology vanguard want to retain the purity and frontier spirit of cyberspace, while business leaders and entrepreneurs are trying to harness its economic power. Many of us think of the internet as simply a tool for electronic mail, while others see it as a new medium that primarily affects their children. Some worry about threats to their own privacy; others are concerned that criminals may use the new technology to outwit law enforcement. And yet others wonder how requirements for electronic literacy and access to information may affect the gap between haves and have-nots. Many people have discussed the future of the digital age at great length, but, until now, no one has explored the opportunities and trade-offs individuals and governments will face as society moves more fully into the information age.

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This landmark expedition into the philosophy of life on the Internet (LJ 11/1/97) is excellently read by Candice Agron. Author Dyson has taken an inspired, thoughtful look deep into cyberspace and ... Read full review

Release 2. 0: a design for living in the digital age

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One of only two women included in Vanity Fair's October "new establishment" roundup of the top 50 information age leaders and best known as writer/editor of the 15-year-old computer insiders ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Esther Dyson is chairman of EDventure Holdings, which publishes Release 1.0, a respected monthly newsletter, and sponsors the annual PC Forum.  She has written articles for the New York Times, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Wired, and the Washington Post.  She lives in New York City.

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