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You are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto

Jaron Lanier - 2010 - Computers - No preview available
A computer-age visionary argues that the Internet has failed to live up to its early promises, sharing cautionary perspectives on the Web 2.0 design concept while optimistically evaluating the Internet as a positive cultural vehicle.
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Cognitive Surplus: How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators

Clay Shirky - 2010 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
The author of the breakout hit Here Comes Everybody reveals how new technology is changing us for the better. In his bestselling Here Comes Everybody, Internet guru Clay Shirky provided readers with a much-needed primer for the digital age. Now ...
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Against Intellectual Monopoly

Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine - 2010 - Business & Economics - No preview available
"Intellectual property" - patents and copyrights - have become controversial. We witness teenagers being sued for "pirating" music - and we observe AIDS patients in Africa dying due to lack of ability to pay for drugs that are high priced to ...
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The Digital Divide: Facing a Crisis Or Creating a Myth?

Benjamin M. Compaine - 2001 - Computers - Limited preview
This book presents data supporting the existence of a gap--along racial, economic, ethnic, and education lines--between those who have access to the latest information technologies and those who do not.
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Digital Divide: Civic Engagement, Information Poverty, and the Internet ...

Pippa Norris - 2001 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
There is widespread concern that the explosive growth of the Internet is exacerbating existing inequalities between the information rich and poor. Digital Divide sets out to examine the evidence for access and use of the Internet in 179 nations ...
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Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life

Helen Nissenbaum - 2009 - Law - Limited preview
Privacy is one of the most urgent issues associated with information technology and digital media. This book claims that what people really care about when they complain and protest that privacy has been violated is not the act of sharing ...
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The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It

Jonathan Zittrain - 2008 - Law - Full view
This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity—and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is ...
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Understanding Privacy, Volume 10

Daniel J. Solove - 2008 - Law - Snippet view
Review: "In this concise and lucid book, Daniel J. Solove offers a comprehensive overview of the difficulties involved in discussions of privacy and ultimately provides a provocative resolution. He argues that no single definition can be workable ...
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The Cathedral & the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an ...

Eric S. Raymond - 2001 - Computers - Limited preview
Open source provides the competitive advantage in the Internet Age. According to the August Forrester Report, 56 percent of IT managers interviewed at Global 2,500 companies are already using some type of open source software in their ...
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Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman

Richard M. Stallman, Joshua Gay, Lawrence Lessig - 2009 - Computers - No preview available
Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman is a book by Joshua Gay compiling different essays of Richard M. Stallman. * The intersection of ethics, law, business and computer software is the subject of these essays and ...
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