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The Control Revolution How The Internet Is Putting Individuals In Charge And Changing The World We Know : Century Foundation Bks. - Andrew L. Shapiro

The Control Revolution How The Internet Is Putting Individuals In Charge And Changing The World We Know

Century Foundation Bks.

Paperback Published: 1st May 2000
ISBN: 9781891620867
Number Of Pages: 320

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Dissidents around the world use the Internet to evade censorship and get their message out. Cyber-gossips send dispatches to thousands via email. Musicians bypass record companies and put their songs on the world wide web for fans to download directly. Day traders roil the stock market, buying securities online with the click of a mouse and then selling minutes later when the price jumps. The Control Revolution argues that there is a common thread underlying such developments. It is not just a change in how we compute or communicate. Rather, it is a potentially radical shift in who is in controlof information, experience, and resources. Shapiro explains how new technology is allowing individuals to take power from large institutions such as government, corporations, and the media; shows how powerful entities are trying to limit our new digitally enabled autonomy; warns that individual control can be pushed too far; and describes how we can reap the benefits of the new control without succumbing either to resistance or to excess. Along the way, Shapiro explores cyberporn and censorship, customized news delivery, electronic commerce, online democracy, Microsofts market power, encryption and law enforcement, copyright in the digital age, virtual communities, Matt Drudge, privacy, and the role of interactive technology in struggles against political tyranny.

Praise for the Control Revolutionp. i
The Control Revolution, Np. ii
Forwordp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Revolutionp. 1
We Have Revolution Nowp. 3
The Politics of Codep. 13
Gaining Controlp. 25
Liebling's Revenge the Power of Interactivityp. 34
Masters of Our Own Domains Personalization of Experiencep. 44
The Decline of Middlemenp. 53
Resistancep. 61
Where Do You Want to Go Today?p. 84
Oversteerp. 103
Narrowing Our Horizonsp. 105
A Fraying Netp. 115
Freedom from Speechp. 124
The Drudge Factorp. 133
Shopper's Heaven?p. 142
Push-Button Politicsp. 150
Privacy for Salep. 158
Balanacep. 167
Mapping Principles (Rules and Contexts)p. 169
Chapeter 17: Shatteringpillusions (Convenience and Choice)p. 180
In Defense of Middlemen (Power Andpdelegation)p. 187
In Defense of Accidents (Order and Chaos)p. 197
Surf Globally, Network Locallyp. 208
The Tools of Democracyp. 217
Epilogue: From Revolution to Resolutionp. 231
Afterwordp. 234
Notesp. 237
Bibliographyp. 272
Acknowledgmentsp. 279
Indexp. 281
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ISBN: 9781891620867
ISBN-10: 189162086X
Series: Century Foundation Bks.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st May 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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