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Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway by Clifford Stoll


In Silicon Snake Oil, Clifford Stoll, the most productive-selling author of The Cuckoocff0478#three9;s Egg and some of the pioneers of the web, turns his consideration to the a lot-heralded wisdom freeway, revealing that it is not all itcff0478#three9;s cracked up to be.  positive, the web supplys get entry to to various services and products, but useful wisdom is just about unattainable to seek out and difficult to get entry to. Is being on-line in fact useful? "Few sides of daily lifestyles require computer programs...Theycff0478#three9;re beside the point to cooking, using, visiting, negotiating, eating, climbing, dancing, speaking, and gossiping. You doncff0478#three9;t want a computer to...recite a poem or say a prayer." tablebests cancff0478#three9;t, Stoll claims, supply a richer or higher lifestyles.

A cautionary story about todaycff0478#three9;s media darling, Silicon Snake Oil has sparked over the top debate across the u . s . a . regarding the merits--and foibles--of whatcff0478#three9;s been touted because the entranceway to our long run.

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creator: Clifford Stollauthor: DoubledayBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: 247


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