Being Digital

Being Digital


By (author) Nicholas Negroponte

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  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Format: Hardback | 255 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 202mm x 20mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679762906
  • ISBN 13: 9780679762904
  • Edition statement: Vintage Books.
  • Sales rank: 156,938

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" The finest, most understandable explanation of the digital revolution to date....Being Digital is a visionary work, written by one of this planet's masters of media." --The Christian Science Monitor " Being Digital flows from the pen (or cursor) of a wizard who is himself helping to create the new cosmos into which we are hurtling....To read Being Digital is to enter the future it describes." --The New York Times Book Review

Back cover copy

Being Digital decodes the mysteries and debunks the hype surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet. It forecasts technologies that will make your telephone as context-sensitive as an English butler and replace TV broadcasters with intelligent "broadcatchers" that assemble and deliver only the programming you want. And this book suggests what being digital will mean for our laws, education, politics, and amusements - in short, for the way we live.

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In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital anxiety . . . here is a book that lays it all out for you."--Newsday.