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The Resource Silicon snake oil : second thoughts on the information highway, Clifford Stoll

Silicon snake oil : second thoughts on the information highway, Clifford Stoll

Label
Silicon snake oil : second thoughts on the information highway
Title
Silicon snake oil
Title remainder
second thoughts on the information highway
Statement of responsibility
Clifford Stoll
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Discusses where the Internet is leading us and what the information highway really was, is, could, and should be
  • Perhaps our networked world isn't a universal doorway to freedom. Might it be a distraction from reality? An ostrich hole to divert our attention and resources from social problems? A misuse of technology that encourages passive rather than active participation? I'm starting to ask questions like this, and I'm not the first. - Preface
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stoll, Clifford
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
S88 1995
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QA76.9.C66S88
NAL item number
1995
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers and civilization
  • Internet
  • Information technology
  • Computers and civilization
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Informatiemaatschappij
  • Internet
  • Informatietechnologie
  • Sociale aspecten
  • Datenautobahn
  • Datenverarbeitung
  • Gesellschaft
  • Internet advertising
  • Datenverarbeitung
  • Gesellschaft
  • Datenautobahn
  • Computer Communication Networks
Label
Silicon snake oil : second thoughts on the information highway, Clifford Stoll
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random043/95002537.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- A speleological introduction to the author's ambivalence -- An amalgam of popular fictions about the Internet, including brief trips to China and the city of no illusions -- Further explorations into the culture of computing, leading to questions about the isolation of networks, the nature of tools, the utility of sewers, and the author's continuing ambivalence; with a sidetrack into a four-wheeled discussion of maintaining the national infrastructure -- In which the author contemplates the computer's universal ability to generate frustration -- A short chapter about the short lives of digital things -- Comparing the digital tools of computing, such as image manipulation, with the physical tools we're leaving behind : this chapter is heavily biased by the author's astronomical bent -- Much business, some computing, precious little astronomy -- Comparing the Usenet to CB radio, without any astronomy -- On classrooms, with and without computers; some basic astrophysics for the intrepid -- An inquiry into mail, an experiment with the Post Office, and a comment on cryptography -- Wherein the author considers the future of the library, the myth of free information, and a novel way to heat bathwater -- Where the author considers bulletin boards, user groups, and reexamines his modem settings -- An embarrassing and self-referential addendum to chapter 12, included because the author's sister said she'd beat him up if he didn't -- A conclusion, which does not mention axolotls -- Appendix : Not quite a bibliography
Control code
ocm31900627
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780385419932
Lccn
95002537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31900627
  • (OCoLC)31900627
Label
Silicon snake oil : second thoughts on the information highway, Clifford Stoll
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random043/95002537.html
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- A speleological introduction to the author's ambivalence -- An amalgam of popular fictions about the Internet, including brief trips to China and the city of no illusions -- Further explorations into the culture of computing, leading to questions about the isolation of networks, the nature of tools, the utility of sewers, and the author's continuing ambivalence; with a sidetrack into a four-wheeled discussion of maintaining the national infrastructure -- In which the author contemplates the computer's universal ability to generate frustration -- A short chapter about the short lives of digital things -- Comparing the digital tools of computing, such as image manipulation, with the physical tools we're leaving behind : this chapter is heavily biased by the author's astronomical bent -- Much business, some computing, precious little astronomy -- Comparing the Usenet to CB radio, without any astronomy -- On classrooms, with and without computers; some basic astrophysics for the intrepid -- An inquiry into mail, an experiment with the Post Office, and a comment on cryptography -- Wherein the author considers the future of the library, the myth of free information, and a novel way to heat bathwater -- Where the author considers bulletin boards, user groups, and reexamines his modem settings -- An embarrassing and self-referential addendum to chapter 12, included because the author's sister said she'd beat him up if he didn't -- A conclusion, which does not mention axolotls -- Appendix : Not quite a bibliography
Control code
ocm31900627
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780385419932
Lccn
95002537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31900627
  • (OCoLC)31900627

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