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Silicon Snake Oils: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway

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In Silicon Snake Oil, Clifford Stoll, the best-selling author of The Cuckoo's Egg and one of the pioneers of the Internet, turns his attention to the much-heralded information highway, revealing that it is not all it's cracked up to be.  Yes, the Internet provides access to plenty of services, but useful information is virtually impossible to find and difficult to access. Is being on-line truly useful? "Few aspects of daily life require computers...They're irrelevant to cooking, driving, visiting, negotiating, eating, hiking, dancing, speaking, and gossiping. You don't need a computer to...recite a poem or say a prayer." Computers can't, Stoll claims, provide a richer or better life.

A cautionary tale about today's media darling, Silicon Snake Oil has sparked intense debate across the country about the merits--and foibles--of what's been touted as the entranceway to our future.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [238]-239) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385419949
Author:
Stoll, Clifford
Author:
Stoll
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Computers and computer technology
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Computers and civilization
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 293.
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.18x5.22x.57 in. .49 lbs.

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