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The Resource You are not a gadget : a manifesto, Jaron Lanier

You are not a gadget : a manifesto, Jaron Lanier

Label
You are not a gadget : a manifesto
Title
You are not a gadget
Title remainder
a manifesto
Statement of responsibility
Jaron Lanier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Silicon Valley visionary Jaron Lanier was among the first to predict the revolutionary changes the World Wide Web would bring to commerce and culture. Now, in his first book, Lanier offers this cautionary look at the way the Web is transforming our lives, for better and for worse. The current design and function of the web have become so familiar that it is easy to forget that they grew out of programming decisions made decades ago. The web's first designers made crucial choices with enormous--and often unintended--consequences. What's more, these designs quickly became "locked in," a permanent part of the web's very structure. Lanier warns that our financial markets and sites like Wikipedia, Facebook, and Twitter are elevating the "wisdom" of mobs and computer algorithms over the intelligence and judgment of individuals. This book is a deeply felt defense of the individual, from an author uniquely qualified to comment on the way technology interacts with our culture.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lanier, Jaron
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.L358 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology
  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology
  • Informationstechnik
  • Sozialpsychologie
  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology
Label
You are not a gadget : a manifesto, Jaron Lanier
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With a new introduction and afterword"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a person? Missing persons ; An apocalypse of self-abdication ; The noosphere is just another name for everyone's inner troll -- What will money be? Digital peasant chic ; The city is built to music ; The lords of the clouds renounce free will in order to become infinitely lucky ; The prospects for humanistic cloud economics ; Three possible future directions -- The unbearable thinness of flatness. Retropolis ; Digital creativity eludes flat places ; All hail the membrane -- Making the best of bits. I am a contrarian loop ; One story of how semantics might have evolved -- Future humors. Home at last (My love affair with Bachelardian neoteny)
Control code
730446611
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed
Extent
xiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780307389978
Lccn
2012360400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)730446611
Label
You are not a gadget : a manifesto, Jaron Lanier
Publication
Note
"With a new introduction and afterword"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is a person? Missing persons ; An apocalypse of self-abdication ; The noosphere is just another name for everyone's inner troll -- What will money be? Digital peasant chic ; The city is built to music ; The lords of the clouds renounce free will in order to become infinitely lucky ; The prospects for humanistic cloud economics ; Three possible future directions -- The unbearable thinness of flatness. Retropolis ; Digital creativity eludes flat places ; All hail the membrane -- Making the best of bits. I am a contrarian loop ; One story of how semantics might have evolved -- Future humors. Home at last (My love affair with Bachelardian neoteny)
Control code
730446611
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage books ed
Extent
xiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9780307389978
Lccn
2012360400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)730446611

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