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  • The Internet and Societyby Bernadette H. Schell

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 55.00

    An examination of the social impact of the Internet, this volume explores political, social, technical, legal, and economic controversies in a manner accessible to the general reader. The Internet has proven a mixed blessing. Yes, it is the most effective communications tool ever invented. more...

  • Computer Ethicsby Robert N. Barger

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 42.00

    This book teaches computer ethics for computer science or philosophy undergraduates. Includes a worksheet of key questions used in solving computing dilemmas. more...

  • Cyberpowerby Tim Jordan

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.38

    This is the first complete introduction to and analysis of the politics of the internet. Chapters are arranged around key words and use case studies to guide the reader through a wealth of material. Cyberpower presents all the key concepts of cyberspace including: * power and cyberspace * the virtual individual * society in cyberspace * imagination... more...

  • Cyborgs@Cyberspace?by David Hakken

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 33.99

    Arguing that humans have always been technological as well as cultural beings, David Hakken calls for a fundamental rethinking of the traditional separation of anthropology and technical studies. Drawing on three decades of research on contemporary technological societies, this book outlines a fresh way of thinking about technology and offers an ethical... more...

  • The Internet: Its Impact and Evaluationby David Nicholas; Ian Rowlands

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 104.95

    The Proceedings of an international forum held at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park, 16-18th July 1999, organised by City University, and sponsored by Aslib, The Association for Information Management, The British Library and News International. The purpose of the conference was to: explore methods for evaluating the Internet's many features and functions;... more...

  • Internetby Lorenzo Cantoni; Stefano Tardini

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 33.99

    From music to gaming, information gathering to eLearning; eCommerce to eGovernment, Lorenzo Cantoni and Stefano Tardini's absorbing introduction considers the internet as a communication technology; the opportunities it affords us, the limitations it imposes and the functions it allows. Internet explores : the political economy of the internet... more...

  • I, Avatarby Mark Stephen Meadows

    Pearson Education 2007; US$ 27.99

    What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator’s inner self, or is it just one among millions of anonymous vehicles clogging the online freeways? Can we use our avatars to really connect with... more...

  • Bricklin on Technologyby Dan Bricklin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 29.99 US$ 26.50

    In a world that divides us, technology creates connection. Cell phones, e-mail, digital cameras, personal Web sites—they all join us, however tenuously, to what we value. Is connectivity what we’re willing to pay for? Should technology be our servant or a tool that helps us do other things? What can we really learn from Napster? What would... more...

  • Cyber Racismby Jessie Daniels

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 37.00

    Over the last two decades a surge of white supremacists have found new venues for their racist message. Examining how they've translated their printed publications onto the Internet Cyber Racism asks what this means for understanding racism in the information age. In addition to overt hate speech, contemporary white supremacists have used "cloaked"... more...

  • The Computer: A Very Short Introductionby Darrel Ince

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    Computers form a vital part of most people's lives. But what is the nature of the computer? How does it work? What will the next generations of computers look like? Darrel Ince looks at the basic concepts behind all computers; the range of their uses, the effects of computers in the workplace, and novel forms such as quantum computers. more...