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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$ 40.00

    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$ 63.95

    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$ 41.95

    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...

  • Mapping Cyberspaceby Martin Dodge; Rob Kitchin

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 75.95

    Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on... 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$ 36.95

    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

    This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. 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 ... more...

  • Blown to Bitsby Hal Abelson; Ken Ledeen; Harry Lewis

    Pearson Education 2012; US$ 28.99

    Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can’t escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to—the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration,... 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...