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Author Davidow, William H.

Title Overconnected : the promise and threat of the Internet / William H. Davidow.

Imprint Harrison, N.Y. : Delphinium Books, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  004.678 D28o 2011    ---  Available
Description xi, 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-226) and index.
Contents Introduction : new lessons from the Internet -- What the steam engine can teach us about the Internet -- Overconnectivity and surprises -- How overconnectivity can both make us and break us -- Expect more accidents and contagions -- The ghost in our midst -- Why the Internet is accident-prone -- From fishing to finance -- How the Internet tricked Iceland -- Positive feedback and horrendous financial crashes -- How the Internet supercharged the subprime crisis -- Positive feedback and information efficiency at work -- How overconnectivity stole your privacy -- Everything is interconnected, part I -- Everything is interconnected, part II -- What now? -- What now, continued : Katrina, Social Security, and a tribe of aborigines.
Summary Argues that the success of the Internet and World Wide Web has also brought about a variety of unique hazards, including being overconnected, which has a negative impact on economics, politics, and one's day-to-day life.
Subject Internet -- Social aspects.
Internet -- Economic aspects.
Added Title Over connected : the promise and threat of the Internet
Promise and threat of the Internet
ISBN 9781883285463

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