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The future of the Internet : and how to stop it

Author: Jonathan Zittrain
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Jonathan Zittrain argues that the Internet is on a path towards ruin. He argues that the Internet is losing 'generativity', the capacity to welcome unfiltered contributions from anyone, and offers a way for us to save this generative Internet.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Zittrain
ISBN: 9781846140143 1846140145 9780300124873 0300124872
OCLC Number: 183149050
Description: vi, 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The rise and stall of the generative Net --
Battle of the boxes --
Battle of the networks --
Cybersecurity and the generative dilemma --
pt. 2. After the stall --
The generative pattern --
Tethered appliances, software as service, and perfect enforcement --
The lessons of Wikipedia --
pt. 3. Solutions --
Stopping the future of the Internet : stability on a generative Net --
Strategies for a generative future --
Meeting the risks of generativity : Privacy 2.0.
Responsibility: Jonathan Zittrain.
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Explores the dangers the internet faces if it fails to balance ever more tightly controlled technologies with the flow of innovation that has generated so much progress in the field of technology.  Read more...


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"This book is fundamental. It will define the debate about the future of the Internet, long after we haven't stopped it. Absolutely required reading." Lawrence Lessig, Professor, Stanford Law School, Read more...

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