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Author Dyson, Esther, 1951-

Title Release 2.0 : a design for living in the digital age / Esther Dyson
Edition First edition
Published New York : Broadway Books, [1997]


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Description viii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. How I got the story and learned to love markets -- Ch. 2. Communities -- Ch. 3. Work -- Ch. 4. Education -- Ch. 5. Governance -- Ch. 6. Intellectual property -- Ch. 7. Content control -- Ch. 8. Privacy -- Ch. 9. Anonymity -- Ch. 10. Security -- Ch. 11. A design for living
Summary In Release 2.0, Dyson charts the implications of the Internet for business, government, education, communities, and individuals, and illuminates the fundamental conflicts in the spread of digital communication: conflicts between personal privacy and society's interest in openness between security and freedom, between commerce and community, between government oversight and personal autonomy, between flourishing creativity and the protection of intellectual property. As Dyson makes clear, the digital society will bring profound shifts in the balance of power between producers and consumers, governments and citizens, the mass media and their audiences. Now the challenge, and the opportunity, is for citizens to resolve these conflicts and trade-offs in their own public and private communities
Analysis Computer networks
Social change
Social values
Government regulation
Computer security
Intellectual property
Overseas item
Computer networks
Internet (Computer network)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes index
Subject Internet -- Social aspects.
Computer networks -- Social aspects.
LC no. 97033983
ISBN 0767900111 hardcover
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