From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet

From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internet

by John Naughton

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ISBN-13: 9781623650629
Publisher: Quercus
Publication date: 01/07/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Naughton is Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University and a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He is also The Observer's "Networker" columnist and a prominent blogger at memex.naughtons.org. His last book was A Brief History of the Future: The Origins of the Internet.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Why This Book? xi

1 Take the Long View 1

2 The Web Is Not the Net 25

3 For the Net, Disruption Is a Feature, Not a Bug 27

4 Think Ecology, Not Just Economics 83

5 Complexity Is the New Reality 125

6 The Network Is Now the Computer 137

7 The Web Is Evolving 165

8 Copyrights and "Copywrongs": Or, Why Our Intellectual Property Regime No Longer Makes Sense 189

9 Orwell vs. Huxley: The Bookends of Our Networked Future? 207

Epilogue 237

Appendix 239

Acknowledgments 247

Glossary 249

Notes 257

Index 279

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