Being Digital / Edition 1

Being Digital / Edition 1

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by Nicholas Negroponte
     
 

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:
1,360,676
Product dimensions:
5.21(w) x 7.97(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Paradox of a Book3
1The DNA of Information11
2Debunking Bandwidth21
3Bitcasting37
4The Bit Police51
5Commingled Bits62
6The Bit Business75
7Where People and Bits Meet89
8Graphical Persona103
920/20 VR116
10Looking and Feeling127
11Can We Talk About This?137
12Less Is More149
13The Post-Information Age163
14Prime Time Is My Time172
15Good Connections184
16Hard Fun196
17Digital Fables and Foibles206
18The New E-xpressionists219
Epilogue: An Age of Optimism227
After Words233
Acknowledgments241
Index249

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