• Silicon Snake Oil

    Silicon Snake Oil (Paperback) By (author) Cliff Stoll


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    DescriptionIn his previous work, "The Cuckoo's Egg", the author related the new text deals with the myths and realities of the Internet, looking at the darker side of the information superhighway and attempting to reveal its hidden hazards. It illustrates how electronic data transfer can be slow, less reliable, and more expensive than communication by phone, fax, and even the postal service. The work argues that discussion groups, lauded for providing access to information and diverse opinons, are in fact hotbeds of rumour, where conversations about issues frequently degenerate into the rude, offensive and tasteless, and where technical questions often elicit inaccurate answers. The text also suggests that business transactions on the Internet are, at best, perfunctory and, at worst, dangerous.

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    Silicon Snake Oil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cliff Stoll
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Weight: 135 g
    ISBN 13: 9780330346771
    ISBN 10: 0330346776

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.1
    BIC subject category V2: UBJ, UDB
    BISAC V2.8: COM079000
    BIC subject category V2: UBL
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: COM069010, LAW104000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: UDB, UBJ, UBL
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    05 April 1996
    Publication City/Country