Overconnected

Overconnected What the Digital Economy Says About Us

Paperback (10 Nov 2011)

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Publisher's Synopsis

In Feb 2006, a Danish newspaper printed twelve highly provocative caricatures of the prophet Muhammad. The drawings landed on the internet and quickly circled the globe. As a direct result, riots ensued and at least 139 people died. This is just one example of overconnection.

The consequences of an over-connected world cannot be ignored. In this important book, William H. Davidow takes a highly pragmatic approach by recognising that the digital clock cannot be turned back in terms of ubiquitous connectivity, but urges that caution and forethought is applied to the systems we build in the future. Davidow identifies four distinct levels of connection: Underconnected, Interconnected, Highly Connected and Overconnected. Highly Connected is the ideal state we must strive for and avoid spilling into Overconnected.

Book information

ISBN: 9780755362370
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Imprint: Business Plus
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.4833
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 186g
Height: 196mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 17mm