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A history of the Internet and the digital future, Johnny Ryan

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A history of the Internet and the digital future
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A history of the Internet and the digital future
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Johnny Ryan
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Language
eng
Summary
"A great adjustment in human affairs is underway. Political, commercial and cultural life is changing from the centralized, hierarchical and standardized structures of the industrial age to something radically different: the economy of the emerging digital era." "A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950's to the present, and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of censorship, copyright infringement, intellectual freedom and terrorism and warfare. Johnny Ryan explains how the Internet has revolutionized political campaigns; how the development of the World Wide Web enfranchised a new online population of assertive, niche consumers; and how the dot-com bust taught smarter firms to capitalize on the power of digital artisans." "In the coming years platforms such as the iPhone and Android will rise or fall depending on their treading the line between proprietary control and open innovation. The trends of the past may hold out hope for the music and newspaper industries. From the government-controlled systems of the Cold War to today 's move towards cloud computing, user-driven content and the new global commons, this book reveals the trends that are shaping the businesses, politics and media of the digital future"--BOOK JACKET
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UKM
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index present
LC call number
TK5105.875.I57
LC item number
R73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
TK5105.875.I57
NAL item number
R73 2010
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A history of the Internet and the digital future, Johnny Ryan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Preface: Great adjustment -- Phase 1: Distributed Network, Centrifugal Ideas -- 1: Concept born in the shadow of the Nuke -- 2: Military experiment -- 3: Essence of the Internet -- 4: Computers become cheap, fast and common -- Phase 2: Expansion -- 5: Hoi Polloi connect -- 6: Communities based on interest, not proximity -- 7: From military networks to the global Internet -- 8: Web! -- 9: Platform for trade and the pitfalls of the dot-com -- Phase 3: Emerging Environment -- 10: Web 2-0 and the return to the oral tradition -- 11: New audiences, the fourth wall and extruded media -- 12: Two-way politics -- 13: Promise and peril -- Glossary -- References -- Select bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Index
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9781861897770
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)587198908

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