Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives

Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives

By: Janna Quitney Anderson (author), Lee Rainie (foreword_author)Paperback

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In the early 1990s, people predicted the death of privacy, an end to the current concept of 'property,' a paperless society, 500 channels of high-definition interactive television, world peace, and the extinction of the human race after a takeover engineered by intelligent machines. Imagining the Internet zeroes in on predictions about the Internet's future and revisits past predictions-and how they turned out. It gives the history of communications in a nutshell, illustrating the serious impact of pervasive networks and how they will change our lives over the next century.

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Janna Quitney Anderson is the director of Internet projects and assistant professor of communications in the School of Communications at Elon University, North Carolina.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1 The Internet at the Forefront Chapter 3 2 From Bonfires and Bongos to the Web Chapter 4 3 Web Gems Chapter 5 4 The "Highway" Metaphor Chapter 6 5 Knocking the Net Chapter 7 6 Saddam, O.J., and the Unabomber Chapter 8 7 Nothing is Certain but Death and Taxes Chapter 9 8 Aristotle, Jefferson, Marx, and McLuhan Chapter 10 9 Supporters Crow about "500 Channels" and Everyone Warns about "Infoglut" Chapter 11 10 Voices of the Net Chapter 12 11 The Threat to Freedom; to the Earth Chapter 13 12 The Future of Networks Chapter 14 13 Nobody Knows You're a Dog Chapter 15 14 Hmmm...Will it Happen? Chapter 16 Appendix A: Wired Inspired Chapter 17 Appendix B: Recording the Data Chapter 18 Suggested Readings Chapter 19 Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/07/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780742539372
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780742539372
  • weight: 413
  • ISBN10: 0742539377

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