The Net Effect

The Net Effect

by Beth Porter
     
 

An overview of the history and impact of the growth of the Internet. The author highlights the connections between the various Net components (the Web, email, and other platforms and protocols) and places them in the wider context of society, its development, and continued evolution. The book is distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR… See more details below

Overview

An overview of the history and impact of the growth of the Internet. The author highlights the connections between the various Net components (the Web, email, and other platforms and protocols) and places them in the wider context of society, its development, and continued evolution. The book is distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841508498
Publisher:
Intellect, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsiii
Forewordiv
Preamble5
Morphing From IT to ET6
Introduction: the Janus approach8
Connections9
How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix11
The Importance of Nothing14
Section 1The long & winding slip-road15
Anatomy of the Elegant Box16
The War That Changed Everything18
A Bodyguard of Lies22
Tunny Turns the Tide27
Swords Into MicroChips30
A Decade of Secrets; Computers With Your Tea34
Defense & the Big Bucks37
Time of Transition40
Racing to the Net42
Section 2Clear-eyed acumen & blind dreams49
Tooled-Up50
Scaredy-Cats52
Embracing the Beast58
Who's Spinning the Web?63
Gallimaufry69
Information70
Entertainment & Leisure73
Commerce76
Section 3The da Vinci syndrome79
Under the Influence80
The Virtual Architect82
Not Crying Over Spilt Paint83
Fuzzy Boundaries86
The Book Unbound89
Digi Display94
POV95
Bending Reality97
Playtime102
Inviting the Viewer105
Fashioning Worlds107
Lights, Camera, Let-Down109
Reeling You In112
Tinkle, Tinkle Little NetStar114
Music to Your Ears117
Next Stages122
Buttressing the ThinkTank125
Reaping Rewards128
The Price of Talent130
Section 4The internet experience131
WWWwhat else is there?132
Here Be Dragons137
I Want IT and I Want It Now138
Worker Rights & Wrongs; Web Pros & Cons141
Power to the Net People147
Securing The Net157
Slipping Through the Net163
Learning CyberLessons166
Community Spirit167
Coda: quo vadis169
Growing Like Topsy170
Asking Better Questions171
Okay, Wotcha Got Now?173
Tomorrow177
Index180

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