Being Digital

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Computers - 255 pages
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER * "Succinct and readable.... If you suffer from digital anxiety ... here is a book that lays it all out for you." --Newsday

In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax.

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I was a volunteer for OLPC (one of his projects that came out of the MIT Media lab in 2007) and saw some of vision in that project and people like Walter Bender (who is mentioned in the book). He is a ... Read full review

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This guy absolutely nails it. Written in 1995, and absolutely as relevant today as it was then. Everything he talks about has come to fruition. It's worth reading again every 5-10 years. Read full review

Contents

The DNA of Information
11
Debunking Bandwidth
21
Bitcasting
37
Copyright

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Nicholas Negroponte is the author of the bestseller Being Digital, which has been translated into more than 40 languages. Negroponte is the co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, which he directed for its first 20 years. A graduate of MIT, Negroponte is considered a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design. He gave the first TED talk in 1984 and has given over a dozen more since. He founded the non-profit One Laptop per Child, which deployed $1 billion of laptops for primary education in the developing world.

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