• Silicon Snake Oil

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

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    DescriptionThis work aims to expose the myths and disappointing realities of the Internet and information superhighway. The book: argues that electronic data transfer can be slow, less reliable and more expensive than communication by phone, fax and even post; believes that discussion groups, lauded for providing access to information and diverse opinions, are in fact hotbeds of rumour, where conversations often degenerate into the "rude, offensive and tasteless" and where technical questions often elicit inaccurate answers; and warns that business and commercial transactions on the Internet can be highly risky (how wise is it to give your credit card number to a stranger whose only identification is "bizness@nocturnal-aviation.com").


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    Title
    Silicon Snake Oil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cliff Stoll
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780333647875
    ISBN 10: 0333647874
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.1
    BIC subject category V2: UT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: UDB
    BISAC V2.8: COM043000
    DC20: 004.67
    BISAC V2.8: COM069010
    Thema V1.0: UDB, UT
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    MACMILLAN
    Publication date
    22 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London