Our society has gone through a weird, unremarked transition: once a novelty, the Net is now something that we take for granted, like mains electricity or running water. In the process we've been surprisingly incurious about its significance or cultural implications. How has our society become dependent on a utility that it doesn't really understand? John Naughton has distilled the noisy chatter surrounding the internet's relentless evolution into nine clear-sighted areas of understanding. In doing so he affords everyone the requisite knowledge to make better use of the technologies and networks around us, as well as highlighting some of their more disturbing implications.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm
'A fantastic read and a marvel of economy ... This is the kind of primer you want to slide under your boss's door' Cory Doctorow, Observer. * Cory Doctorow, Observer *
'An accessible guide to the Internet, which covers the nine need-to-know ideas about its cultural significance' Sunday Times. * Sunday Times *