A History of the Internet and the Digital Future

A History of the Internet and the Digital Future

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A History of the Internet and the Digital Future tells the story of the development of the Internet from the 1950s to the present and examines how the balance of power has shifted between the individual and the state in the areas of censorship, copyright infringement, intellectual freedom, and terrorism and warfare. Johnny Ryan explains how the Internet has revolutionized political campaigns; how the development of the World Wide Web enfranchised a new online population of assertive, niche consumers; and how the dot-com bust taught smarter firms to capitalize on the power of digital artisans. From the government-controlled systems of the Cold War to today's move towards cloud computing, user-driven content, and the new global commons, this book reveals the trends that are shaping the businesses, politics, and media of the digital future.
 

Book information

ISBN: 9781780231129
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.4834
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 314g
Height: 216mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 19mm