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
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
  • Datenverarbeitung
  • Gesellschaft
  • Datenautobahn
  • Computer Communication Networks
Label
Silicon snake oil : second thoughts on the information highway, Clifford Stoll
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
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
  • (OCoLC)31900627
  • (OCoLC)ocm31900627
Label
Silicon snake oil : second thoughts on the information highway, Clifford Stoll
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
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
  • (OCoLC)31900627
  • (OCoLC)ocm31900627

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