DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 55 000 books.
Search: 


📙 Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, Harry Lewis — free epub


“If you want to understand the future before it happens, you’ll love this book. If you want to change the future before it happens to you, this book is required reading.”

–Reed Hundt, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

В 

“There is no simpler or clearer statement of the radical change that digital technologies will bring, nor any book that better prepares one for thinking about the next steps.”

–Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School and Author of Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

В 

“Blown to Bits will blow you away. In highly accessible and always fun prose, it explores all the nooks and crannies of the digital universe, exploring not only how this exploding space works but also what it means.”

–Debora Spar, President of Barnard College, Author of Ruling the Waves and The Baby Business

В 

“This is a wonderful book–probably the best since Hal Varian and Carl Schultz wrote Digital Rules. The authors are engineers, not economists. The result is a long, friendly talk with the genie, out of the lamp, and willing to help you avoid making the traditional mistake with that all-important third wish.”

–David Warsh, Author of Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations

В 

“Blown to Bits is one of the clearest expositions I’ve seen of the social and political issues arising from the Internet. Its remarkably clear explanations of how the Net actually works lets the hot air out of some seemingly endless debates. You’ve made explaining this stuff look easy. Congratulations!”

–David Weinberger, Coauthor of The Cluetrain Manifesto and Author of Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder.

В 

“Blown to Bits is a timely, important, and very readable take on how information is produced and consumed today, and more important, on the approaching sea change in the way that we as a society deal with the consequences.”

–Craig Silverstein, Director of Technology, Google, Inc.

В 

“This book gives an overview of the kinds of issues confronting society as we become increasingly dependent on the Internet and the World Wide Web. Every informed citizen should read this book and then form their own opinion on these and related issues. And after reading this book you will rethink how (and even whether) you use the Web to form your opinions…”

–James S. Miller, Senior Director for Technology Policy and Strategy, Microsoft Corporation

В 

“Most writing about the digital world comes from techies writing about technical matter for other techies or from pundits whose turn of phrase greatly exceeds their technical knowledge. In Blown to Bits, experts in computer science address authoritatively the practical issues in which we all have keen interest.”

–Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Author of Multiple Intelligences and Changing Minds

В 

“Regardless of your experience with computers, Blown to Bits provides a uniquely entertaining and informative perspective from the computing industry’s greatest minds.

A fascinating, insightful and entertaining book that helps you understand computers and their impact on the world in a whole new way.

This is a rare book that explains the impact of the digital explosion in a way that everyone can understand and, at the same time, challenges experts to think in new ways.”

–Anne Margulies, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

В 

“Blown to Bits is fun and fundamental. What a pleasure to see real teachers offering such excellent framework for students in a digital age to explore and understand their digital environment, code and law, starting with the insight of Claude Shannon. I look forward to you teaching in an open online school.”

–Professor Charles Nesson, Harvard Law School, Founder, Berkman Center for Internet and Society

В 

“To many of us, computers and the Internet are magic. We make stuff, send stuff, receive stuff, and buy stuff. It’s all pointing, clicking, copying, and pasting. But it’s all mysterious. This book explains in clear and comprehensive terms how all this gear on my desk works and why we should pay close attention to these revolutionary changes in our lives. It’s a brilliant and necessary work for consumers, citizens, and students of all ages.”

–Siva Vaidhyanathan, cultural historian and media scholar at the University of Virginia and author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity

В 

“The world has turned into the proverbial elephant and we the blind men. The old and the young among us risk being controlled by, rather than in control of, events and technologies. Blown to Bits is a remarkable and essential Rosetta Stone for beginning to figure out how all of the pieces of the new world we have just begun to enter–law, technology, culture, information–are going to fit together. Will life explode with new possibilities, or contract under pressure of new horrors? The precipice is both exhilarating and frightening. Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis, together, have ably managed to describe the elephant. Readers of this compact book describing the beginning stages of a vast human adventure will be one jump ahead, for they will have a framework on which to hang new pieces that will continue to appear with remarkable speed. To say that this is a ‘must read’ sounds trite, but, this time, it’s absolutely true.”

–Harvey Silverglate, criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer and writer

В 

Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can’t escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to–the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation.

В 

But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data.

В 

Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn’t the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? Is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this?

В 

Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call to the human consequences of the digital explosion.

В 

Preface xiii

В 

Chapter 1: Digital Explosion: Why Is It Happening, and What Is at Stake? 1

Chapter 2: Naked in the Sunlight: Privacy Lost, Privacy Abandoned 19

Chapter 3: Ghosts in the Machine: Secrets and Surprises of Electronic Documents 73

Chapter 4: Needles in the Haystack: Google and Other Brokers in the Bits Bazaar 109

Chapter 5: Secret Bits: How Codes Became Unbreakable 161

Chapter 6: Balance Toppled: Who Owns the Bits? 195

Chapter 7: You Can’t Say That on the Internet: Guarding the Frontiers of Digital Expression 229

Chapter 8: Bits in the Air: Old Metaphors, New Technologies, and Free Speech 259

В 

Conclusion: After the Explosion 295

Appendix: The Internet as System and Spirit 301

Endnotes 317

Index 347

В 

В 



About book:

About file:

  • File size: 23 094 711
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Beyond Snapshots: How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off "Auto" and Photograph Your Life like a Pro
Beyond Snapshots: How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off "Auto" and Photograph Your Life like a Pro download pdf by Rachel Devine, Peta Mazey

Ready to Capture Your Story with Beautiful Photos? Let professional photographers Rachel Devine and Peta Mazey show you how to use that fancy DSLR to photograph the story of your life, from falling in love and having a baby, to the everyday moments that a...

Why Your Life Sucks
Why Your Life Sucks download pdf by Alan Cohen

The in-your-face, no-hype guide to getting happy… Your life sucks if… • You routinely make someone or something more important than you • The life you are living on the outside doesn’t match who you are on the inside • You say yes when you me...

What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life
What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life free epub by Brian Zahnd, Jentezen Franklin

Nobody knew adversity like King David.He was called and anointed to reign in life, and yet he had to find a way in God to keep form losing it all. In What to Do on the Worst Day of Your Life,Brian Zahnd looks into the life of David to discover a pattern o...

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 7 Powerful Tools for Life and Work
Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 7 Powerful Tools for Life and Work free download by Marilee G. Adams, Marshall Goldsmith

""Questioning"" is a skill rarely taught in school, but doing it well - that is, asking the right questions of the right people - can radically transform attitudes, actions, and results. Change Your Questions, Change Your Life provides easy-to-learn tools...

This Is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal
This Is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal pdf free by Jim Donovan

Author note: This Is Your Life, Not A Dress Rehearsal has been published in 22 countries and is being read by hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world, ordinary people, like you and me, who simply want a better and more satisfying life. My eas...

Organize Your Life: Free Yourself from Clutter and Find More Personal Time
Organize Your Life: Free Yourself from Clutter and Find More Personal Time free download by Ronni Eisenberg

NEW FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHORS OF ORGANIZE YOURSELF!""Time is such a gift and with Organize Your Life I have found more of it! This book is never far from my kitchen table.""—Trish McEvoy, founder of Trish McEvoy cosmetics and author of The Power of Mak...

Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby 2: Control Your Computer, Simplify Your Life
Build Awesome Command-Line Applications in Ruby 2: Control Your Computer, Simplify Your Life epub download by David B. Copeland

Speak directly to your system. With its simple commands, flags, and parameters, a well-formed command-line application is the quickest way to automate a backup, a build, or a deployment and simplify your life. With this book, you'll learn specific ways to...

Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin epub download by Kathy Griffin

A Conversation with Kathy Griffin:Q: State your name and profession.KG: My name is Kathy Griffin, and I am a teller of d**k jokes. And a plumber.Q: This is your first book. Had you ever considered writing anything before? A novel? Or a work of historical ...

Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness: One-Minute Tips for Decluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life
Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness: One-Minute Tips for Decluttering and Refreshing Your Home and Your Life free epub by Donna Smallin

Finally, a way to get rid of the clutter -- and keep it away -- without making the process a full-time job! Organizing and cleaning expert Donna Smallin shows you how to enjoy the happy, healthy, inviting home you long for with hundreds of time-saving tip...

Cyber Crime Investigator's Field Guide
Cyber Crime Investigator's Field Guide download pdf by Bruce Middleton

Long gone are the days when a computer took up an entire room. Now we have computers at home, laptops that travel just about anywhere, and data networks that allow us to transmit information from virtually any location in a timely and efficient manner. Wh...

Customizable Embedded Processors: Design Technologies and Applications
Customizable Embedded Processors: Design Technologies and Applications pdf free by Paolo Ienne, Rainer Leupers

Customizable processors have been described as the next natural step in the evolution of the microprocessor business: a step in the life of a new technology where top performance alone is no longer sufficient to guarantee market success. Other factors bec...

Cybernetic Trading Strategies: Developing a Profitable Trading System with State-of-the-Art Technologies
Cybernetic Trading Strategies: Developing a Profitable Trading System with State-of-the-Art Technologies free download by Murray A. Ruggiero

For the date this book was written it did an excellent job at analyzing the market. Some things were far fetched but worth the read for mechanicalized trading....

Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit
Cutting Rhythms: Shaping the Film Edit free epub by Karen Pearlman

There are many books on the technical aspects of film and video editing: e.g., how to use software packages like Final Cut Pro and Avid. Much rarer are books on how an editor thinks and makes decisions. Faced with hundreds of hours of raw footage, a film ...

Cybercrimes: A multidisciplinary analysis
Cybercrimes: A multidisciplinary analysis pdf free by Elliot Turrini, Sumit Ghosh (auth.), Sumit Ghosh, Elliot Turrini (eds.)

Designed to serve as a reference work for practitioners, academics and scholars worldwide, this book is the first of its kind to explain complex cybercrimes from the perspectives of multiple disciplines (computer science, law, economics, psychology, etc.)...

  Cybermarketing: your interactive marketing consultant
Cybermarketing: your interactive marketing consultant download pdf by Regina Brady, Edward Forrest, Richard Mizerski

A collection of articles on the latest developments in interactive marketing. The subjects covered include incorporating interactive media into sales, marketing communications, direct response and advertising, media development, and customer focused strat...

  Cutthroat: high stakes & killer moves on the electronic frontier
Cutthroat: high stakes & killer moves on the electronic frontier pdf free by Stephen Keating

A lively, fast-paced, unauthorized account of power brokers and sky-high deals, "Cutthroat" is the one book you must read to understand the players, the tactics, and the future in the brutal telecommunications market battle between satellite TV and cable....

  Cy Young: a baseball life
Cy Young: a baseball life epub download by Reed Browning

He was the winner of 511 major league baseball games, nearly a hundred more than any other pitcher. He threw three no-hitters, including the first perfect game in the new American League. He was among the original twelve players inducted into baseball...

  Cyclic Nucleotides and Protein Phosphorylation in Cell Regulation. FEBS Federation of European Biochemical Societies: 12th Meeting, Dresden, 1978

Cybercrime and Cyber Warfare
Cybercrime and Cyber Warfare download pdf by Bernik, Igor

In order to enable general understanding and to foster the implementation of necessary support measures in organizations, this book describes the fundamental and conceptual aspects of cyberspace abuse. These aspects are logically and reasonably discussed ...