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Living at Light Speed: Your Survival Guide to Life on the Information Superhighway
     

Living at Light Speed: Your Survival Guide to Life on the Information Superhighway

by Danny Goodman
 
Award-winning author Danny Goodman prepares us for the inevitable day when the information superhighway on-ramp reaches our front door. Goodman brings together, for the first time, coherent explanations of the latest technology—as well as the risks to privacy and free speech that tomorrow's telecommunications technologies create.

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Award-winning author Danny Goodman prepares us for the inevitable day when the information superhighway on-ramp reaches our front door. Goodman brings together, for the first time, coherent explanations of the latest technology—as well as the risks to privacy and free speech that tomorrow's telecommunications technologies create.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Goodman (The Complete HyperCard Handbook) punctures the misconceptions and hype surrounding the ``information superhighway'' in his savvy, levelheaded, valuable guide, part primer and part journalistic report. This much-touted communications network, he notes, is being built by competing commercial interests; far from being a single, all-encompassing system that will allow hook-up of your computer to all digitized knowledge anywhere on the globe, the ``superhighway,'' if fully realized 10 to 15 years from now, will include many different, often overlapping conduits, available on an uneven basis. Critically surveying the Internet, online services, CD-ROMs, interactive multimedia and mobile, hand-held personal digital assistants (PDAs) that can link up with a huge variety of services, Goodman warns of potholes and hurdles such as theft, fraud and invasion of privacy. He also explains how consumers, businesses and communities can devise an ``action plan'' to prepare for the unfolding highway. 25,000 first printing. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679439349
Publisher:
Random House Information Group
Publication date:
01/31/1995
Edition description:
1st. Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.95(d)

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