Being Digital

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Vintage Books, 1995 - Computers - 255 pages
Being Digital decodes the mysteries and debunks the hype surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet. It forecasts technologies that will make your telephone as context-sensitive as an English butler and replace TV broadcasters with intelligent "broadcatchers" that assemble and deliver only the programming you want. And this book suggests what being digital will mean for our laws, education, politics, and amusements - in short, for the way we live.

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User Review  - heradas - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - TeeMcp - LibraryThing

15 years on, this is an interesting read if only to see how many predictions came to fruition. Almost spooky really. Not gonna spoil it by saying which ones, but would recommend to geeks & historians alike. 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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