Internet and Everyone

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In this extraordinary book, a series of 'letters written at the beginning of an era in which the book has lost the significance it had and in which electronic correspondence, in which anyone may join, becomes the medium of the moment', John Chris Jones explores the potential of the internet as the instigator of a new kind of life. The book is in fact a record of an electronic text, an attempt to find a new form of writing which acknowledges the significance of the connectedness and immediacy of computer networks....
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Overview

In this extraordinary book, a series of 'letters written at the beginning of an era in which the book has lost the significance it had and in which electronic correspondence, in which anyone may join, becomes the medium of the moment', John Chris Jones explores the potential of the internet as the instigator of a new kind of life. The book is in fact a record of an electronic text, an attempt to find a new form of writing which acknowledges the significance of the connectedness and immediacy of computer networks. In the author's words, it is 'a record of trying to think some of the unthinkables that our technologies have brought before us in this pause before the post-industrial breakfast...'. Based on an analysis of automation (the replacement of human skills by machines, as industrialization was the replacement of human effort), the possibilities opened up by the transmission of information by electricity, and a refusal to accept that the 'virtual' world is in any sense less real than the world excluding computers, Jones sees the internet as making possible an awakening from the 'frozen dreaming' of industrial life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781899858200
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Pages: 592

Table of Contents

Websites 10
Animal reading paths 12
Awakening in time 17
Thanks 22
Part 1 Twenty-five letters
Letter 025
The internet as it was 27
The unnamed something else (synopsis, part one) 29
Letter 135
Of all so many of us 39
Electric thoughts[superscript jm] 59
Reply from utopia and numeroso 65
Reply from edwina mare and william dragon 69
Letter 271
Automation 79
Visiting the specialist, part one 104
Letter 3111
What is a story? 113
Letter 4117
This is 121
Letter 5127
I+e online 129
Letter 6135
Paradise lost 137
Softecnica zero - from the imposed to the adaptive 140
Letter 7143
Song of myself 145
Softecnica two--clock 146
Letter 8151
Softecnica one--book 154
Softecnica three--the phone 158
Softecnica ten--spaceflight 162
Letter 9171
From the book of a village 174
Following giraldus 195
25 villages 204
Letter 10209
Radio simplicity 212
Letter 11217
Beyond wheels 218
Letter 12231
For nothing is outside (a meditation on the skeleton) 233
Letter 13239
A duck flying 241
Rhythms of the body 242
Fifty words to save the book 243
Letter 14245
Activities, artifacts and concepts 247
Without what? 257
Opera brick seven 267
Letter 15277
One hundred words for berlin 278
Hermeneutic homepages 281
Letter 16285
What is a novel? 287
The fanshaws 290
The architecture of all this 294
Simple forms 300
Democracy 305
Letter 17313
The world as it is 314
Letter 18319
Purposive drift[superscript ro] 325
Industrial living as a frozen dream, and our awakening 331
Letter 19337
Trying to design the future 339
Utopia and numeroso in the experimental city 349
Letter 20359
Ficracopra 363
Letter 21 371
E-mails of utopia and numeroso 374
Depending on everyone 381
Letter 22403
Intersay 1 406
Keys to the doors of perception 414
Letter 23423
Couriers 433
From the electric book 434
The education of everyone 444
Letter 24451
Softopia 1 461
The imaginary rock foundation 464
Betaworld 467
Y celwyddgwn ar y prom 469
Letter 25 (and a-year-and-a-day)477
Life on earth 485
Visiting the specialist, part two 491
Synopsis, part two 502
Part 2 After this
After the book 509
A political afternote 513
Completion 515
Softopia 2 517
The electric book re-opens 519
Peace 0 In bodymind 522
Peace 1 Dreaming of miracles 525
Peace 2 Memorials to work and authority 527
Peace 3 To the authors of everything 530
Peace 4 The world is invisible 535
Peace 5 Infantasea 543
Peace 6 Dial one for europa 549
A oes heddwch? 554
Part 3 Before breakfast
Greetings and questions 557
Unfinished 561
Index of names 563
Index of words 569
Copyrights 591
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