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    DescriptionIn "The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It" Jonathan Zittrain 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. Zittrain argues that today's technological market is dominated by two contrasting business models: the generative and the non-generative. The generative models - the PCs, Windows and Macs of this world - allow third parties to build upon and share through them. The non-generative model is more restricted; appliances such as the xbox, iPod and tomtom might work well, but the only entity that can change the way they operate is the vendor. If we want the internet to survive we need to change. People must wake up to the risk or we could lose everything.

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    The Future of the Internet
    And How to Stop it
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Zittrain
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141031590
    ISBN 10: 014103159X

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.1
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    Libri: ENGL5000, ENGM1000
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    DC22: 303.4834
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    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Illustrations note
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    28 May 2009
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    Author Information
    Acclaimed cyber-law scholar, Professor Jonathan Zittrain holds the Chair in Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University and is also the Jack N. & Lillian R. Berkman Visiting Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. His recent research includes the study of internet filtering by national governments, the role of intermediaries as points of control in internet architecture, and the taxation of internet commerce.
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    'A superb and alarming discussion, from one of the most astute and forward-looking analysts of the Internet. Zittrain explains how the glorious promise of the Internet might not be realized - and points the way toward reducing the current risk. Absolutely essential reading' Cass Sunstein, Professor at Univ of Chicago Law School, co-author of Nudge 'Jonathan Zittrain does what no one has before - he eloquently and subtly pinpoints the magic that makes Wikipedia, and the Internet as a whole, work. The best way to save the Internet is to turn off your laptop until you've read this book' Jimbo Wales, Founder, Wikipedia