Being Digital / Edition 1

Being Digital / Edition 1

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by Nicholas Negroponte
     
 

ISBN-10: 0679762906

ISBN-13: 9780679762904

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital anxiety . . . here is a book

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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. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital anxiety . . . here is a book that lays it all out for you."—Newsday.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679762904
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,173,868
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Bits Are Bits
1: The DNA of Information
2: Debunking Bandwidth
3: Bitcasting
4: The Bit Police
5: Commingled Bits
6: The Bit Business

Part Two: Interface
7: Where People and Bits Meet
8: Graphical Persona
9: 20/20 VR
10: Looking and Feeling
11: Can We Talk About This?
12: Less Is More

Part Three: Digital Life
13: The Post-Information Age
14: Prime Time Is My Time
15: Good Connections
16: Hard Fun
17: Digital Fables and Foibles
18: The New E-xpressionists
Epilogue: An Age of Optimism
After Words
Acknowledgments
Index

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