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The Resource The net effect : romanticism, capitalism, and the internet, Thomas Streeter

The net effect : romanticism, capitalism, and the internet, Thomas Streeter

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The net effect : romanticism, capitalism, and the internet
Title
The net effect
Title remainder
romanticism, capitalism, and the internet
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Streeter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book about America's romance with computer communication looks at the Internet, not as a harbinger of the future or the next big thing, but as an expression of the times. Streeter demonstrates that our ideas about what connected computers are for have been in constant flux since their invention. In the 1950s they were imagined as the means for fighting nucelar wars, in the 1960s as systems for bringing mathematical certainty to the messy complexity of social life, in the 1970s as countercultural playgrounds, in the 1980s as an icon for what's good about free markets, in the 1990s as a new frontier to be conquered, and, by the late 1990s, as the transcendence of markets in an anarchist open source utopia. The Net Effect teases out how culture has influenced the construction of the internet and how the structure of the internet has played a role in cultures of social and political thought
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Streeter, Thomas
Dewey number
303.48/33
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
S884 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical cultural communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers and civilization
  • Computers
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • COMPUTERS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Computers and civilization
  • Computers
  • Information technology
  • Internet
Label
The net effect : romanticism, capitalism, and the internet, Thomas Streeter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Self-motivating exhilaration": on the cultural sources of computer communication -- Romanticism and the machine: the formation of the computer counter-culture -- Missing the net: the 1980s, microcomputers, and the rise of neoliberalism -- Networks and the social imagination -- The moment of wired -- Open source, the expressive programmer, and the problem of property -- Conclusion: capitalism, passions, democracy
Control code
692204519
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 219 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814708743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jv0tp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692204519
Label
The net effect : romanticism, capitalism, and the internet, Thomas Streeter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Self-motivating exhilaration": on the cultural sources of computer communication -- Romanticism and the machine: the formation of the computer counter-culture -- Missing the net: the 1980s, microcomputers, and the rise of neoliberalism -- Networks and the social imagination -- The moment of wired -- Open source, the expressive programmer, and the problem of property -- Conclusion: capitalism, passions, democracy
Control code
692204519
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 219 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814708743
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jv0tp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)692204519

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