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61. On the Internet (Thinking in Action)
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62. Computers and Ethics in the Cyberage
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63. Virtual Ethnography
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64. The Trouble with Computers: Usefulness,
65. The Future of Ideas: The Fate
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66. Digital Government: Principles
67. Sid Meier's Civilization II Advanced
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68. Building Learning Communities
69. The Domain Name Handbook; High
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70. The Internet in Everyday Life
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71. Information Ecology: Mastering
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72. Hack Attacks Denied: A Complete
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73. Welcome to the Machine: Science,
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74. Windows 2000 (Hacking Exposed)
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75. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised:
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76. CyberEthics, Second Edition: Morality
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77. The Hacker Diaries : Confessions
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78. E-Commerce: Business, Technology,
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79. Escape Velocity: Cyberculture
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80. Computer Mediated Communication

61. On the Internet (Thinking in Action)
by Routledge
Paperback (18 May, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, provocative, little book
Dreyfus is a Heidegger scholar who is also known for his books explaining "why computers can't think."This short (it can be read in an evening), provocative book discusses some of the problems of reliance on the Internet as a source of information and an educational forum, in a way that is interestingly informed by Dreyfus's study of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty.I highly recommend this book both to students of Continental philosophy (the author's use of Kierkegaard to argue against Habermas's notion of the "public sphere" as the locus of a meaningfully participatory democracy is especially provocative) and to anyone who has ever wondered whether the Internet really is making our lives better.Dreyfus explains why and how it may not be.

4-0 out of 5 stars Kierkegaard surfs prodigiously...
This is a very little book dealing with a very big subject: does the internet add or detract from meaning in our lives? Such a topic can be covered only in a cursory way within 107 pages, but the major issues are represented in this book, and provide valuable food for thought.4-0 out of 5 stars From Plato to the net..The early fears.
"On the internet",written by H.L Dreyfus a professor at Berkley is one of the very few books on the market approaching the "net" from a philosophical point of view rather than a technical one.Read more

Subjects:  1. Free Will & Determinism    2. History & Surveys - Modern    3. Information technology    4. Internet    5. Internet - General    6. Philosophy    7. Social Aspects - General    8. Social aspects    9. Social isolation    10. Impact of computing & IT on society    11. Science / Philosophy & Social Aspects    12. Topics in philosophy    13. Western philosophy, from c 1900 -   


62. Computers and Ethics in the Cyberage
by Prentice Hall
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5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific ethics text for non-IT managers and decision-makers
I teach a graduate class in Information Technology in the Public Sector, in the M.S. in Public Administration program at a major university in southern California.I selected this text for my class because I found it to be an excellent, wide-ranging and deep exploration of a host of ethical issues dealing with information technology for non-computer majors.While not every article was directly relevant to my class (which is made up of current and future managers of public sector organizations), the book is easy to read and has a "friendly" style that draws you into the articles.Some articles are only a few pages while others are quite long.This text has been very appreciated by my students and the articles in it have been the source of many in-class discussions and debates.Overall: Outstanding! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computer Science    3. Computers    4. Computers - General Information    5. Computers And Society    6. Ethics & Moral Philosophy    7. Ethics (Specific Aspects)    8. Internet - General    9. Moral and ethical aspects    10. Science/Mathematics    11. Social Aspects - General    12. Computers / Social Aspects / General    13. General Theory of Computing    14. Social & Legal Aspects of Computing   


63. Virtual Ethnography
by Sage Publications Ltd
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Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Computer Books: General    3. Computer Books: Internet General    4. Computers    5. Internet    6. Internet - General    7. Research    8. Social aspects    9. Sociology    10. Cultural studies    11. Ethnography    12. Impact of computing & IT on society    13. Social Science / Research   


64. The Trouble with Computers: Usefulness, Usability, and Productivity
by The MIT Press
Paperback (06 June, 1996)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Argument in peril
This book takes the position that increasing technological infrastructure and investing in higher information technology does not increase productivity. The argument is complete hokum from beginning to end; however, it is very convincing due to the large amount of evidence presented and the prestige of the pseudoscientist promulgating it.
5-0 out of 5 stars a book to give away
I read this book for the first time 5 years ago. I worked at a telecom company and everything he wrote on the paradox of IT investments not returning any money is 100 % true. So I bought 20 copies of the book and gave them to upper management. Needless to say it didn't really help.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still true today
Despite the claims of other reviewers, the evidence that the situation described in Landauer's book has improved since the surge in the internet and its sub-technologies (e.g., the Web) is absent. I'd refer the interested reader to a recent article in the New Yorker entitled "The Productivity Mirage" (J. Cassidy) to see some interesting numbers that bear on this question.Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computer Science    3. Computer Science (General)    4. Computers    5. Computers - General Information    6. Neuropsychology    7. Technological Innovations    8. Business & Management    9. Computers / Computer Science    10. General Theory of Computing    11. Impact of science & technology on society    12. Philosophy of science   


65. The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
by Random House
Hardcover (30 October, 2001)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Complex But Wonderful Nonetheless
The book is written in a very complex style -- especially the sections where Lessig goes into the nitty gritty of the architecture behind the Internet -- but the book is a wonderful read, especially for those who come from the mindset that copyright laws should serve to give full control to the creator. While Lessig's style is unnecessarily complex, the book is ultimately worth the effort -- especially for Internet enthusiasts and entrepreneurs who need to understand the implications of copyright laws and how they affect culture and future ideas.

5-0 out of 5 stars Important book for IP lawyers and internet architects
This is the best of Lessig's books that I've read so far.Lessig is one of the more articulate spokespersons for the movement to protect the public domain, which includes such groups as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, etc., although he may be more moderate in his views than some.1-0 out of 5 stars From whence comes invention?
Ultimately, the flaw in Lessig's books is his belief that the revolution of personal computing and the internet are the products of intellectuals like himself.Undermining the freedom and property rights of the programmers and companies who really invented these marvels is a profound threat to one of America's most vital and creative industries. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer - Internet    2. Computer Bks - Internet    3. Computer Books: General    4. Computers    5. Copyright and electronic data    6. Copyright and electronic data processing    7. Information society    8. Intellectual Property    9. Internet    10. Internet - General    11. Law Of Intellectual Property    12. Law and legislation    13. Social Aspects - General    14. Computers / Internet / General   


66. Digital Government: Principles and Best Practices
by Idea Group Publishing
Hardcover (02 October, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Pavlichev and Garson
This book demonstrates the state of the art in digital government.Rather than writing about what e-government could be, the authors take a reasoned look at the topic.The book is therefore neither overly optimistic nor is it hand wringingly critical.The international dimension is handled nicely in several chapters that extend the analysis to countries outside the US.5-0 out of 5 stars Solid contribution to the Electronic Government Literature
Pavlichev and Garson provide a beneficial and thorough treatment of electronic/digital government, examining technical, management and policy issues with both theory and practice. For both students and practitioners of electronic/digital government, Pavlichev and Garson offer an excellent overview of how we got here, where we are, where we want to go and the challenges along the way.Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer - Internet    2. Electronics - Digital    3. Government & Business    4. Government - State & Provincial    5. Internet - General    6. Internet in public administrat    7. Internet in public administration    8. Politics/International Relations    9. Public Affairs & Administration    10. Technology    11. United States    12. Central government    13. Impact of computing & IT on society   


67. Sid Meier's Civilization II Advanced Strategies (Secrets of the Games Series.)
by Prima Games
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent guide with real strategy
Unlike most so-called strategy guides, which are really rehashes of the game manual, Rymaszewski's book outlines a legitimate strategy which players of CivII can use to succeed at the game on its hardest settings(Emperor and Deity).4-0 out of 5 stars A solid Intermediate-wanting-to-win-at-Diety-Level book...
This is a fairly good book, but is rather thin for the price.It seems targeted to the Intermediate Civ2 player -- anyone who is looking to refing winning high-level play strategy will find it rather redundant.5-0 out of 5 stars Sand Pirates pulls you in to the story and won't let you go.
Sand Pirates is not only a romance, it's a breezy mix of suspense, mystery and thrills beyond ones wildest dreams.It takes you far away to a land of fantasy.I was intrigued by the characters that were well developed and interesting.The story moves fast and keeps the blood pumping.The twistand turns of the plot and the island of Sava made me feel as if Iwerethere.Read more

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68. Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom (The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)
by Jossey-Bass
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5-0 out of 5 stars Interested in VCoPs? Buy this book!
This book is methodologically sound AND useful. Suggestions and advices are backed up by literature, it's not just the usual collection of "expert opinions". By the same token, suggestions and advices are sound and practical, not just impractical "erudite hypotheses". Perfect for pracademics!

5-0 out of 5 stars It applies to virtual communities of practice
The material in this book can be applied to increase the productivity of virtual communities of practice. It is a book I recommend to those who make a living in the world of knowledge management.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to consider for asynchronous learning
I have found this book to be very helpful if you are REALLY interested in doing asynchronous work online.The authors are leading edge thinkers about this subject who have earned themselves a place in the world consulting to people who want to do this.The problem is that many, many people only THINK they know what asynchronous learning is and until you actually experience it you won't know.Can't know something until you learn it.Rena and Keith have done a very good job of showing you EVERYTHING you need to know to get the job done.You can use it like a menu, take what you want and leave the rest alone.They spend a good deal of time trying to get people to understand the TRUE nature of an asynchronous world.They are sincerely at the leading edge.I think I know what leading edge is, I think I'm there experiencing true asynchronous learning now at the renowned Fielding Institute.Good book for your reference.You may not need all of it NOW but you will soon! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Adult & Continuing Education    2. College teaching    3. Computer-assisted instruction    4. Computers & Technology    5. Data processing    6. Distance Education    7. Education    8. Education / Teaching    9. Experimental Methods    10. Methods Of Instruction And Study In Higher Education    11. Non-Formal Education    12. United States    13. Adult education    14. Computer-aided learning (CAL)    15. Education / General    16. Open learning & distance education    17. Teaching skills & techniques   


69. The Domain Name Handbook; High Stakes and Strategies in Cyberspace
by Publishers Group West
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2-0 out of 5 stars Out of touch and out of date
I have to agree with one of my fellow reviewers - this book is way too technical and dry. With heavy, heavy chapters devoted to the development of the domain name system, trademark challenges, dispute case studiesetc., The Domain Name Handbook reads more like a govenment manual than an istructive and entertaining piece of writing. Ten out of ten for so much research but not many out of ten for entertainment value, (and, yes, even an instruction manual can be enetertaining).... Theirwell-linked pages will take you some interesting routes to wherever the real knowledge lies.1-0 out of 5 stars Way too Technical
This book is way too technical and dry.Domain Names for Dummies treats the subject matter in a much more enjoyable and business-oriented fashion.4-0 out of 5 stars Thorough, detailed delivering what it promises
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Subjects:  1. Computer - Internet    2. Computer Bks - Internet    3. Computer Books: Internet General    4. Computer Network Management    5. Computers    6. Internet - General    7. Internet domain names    8. Law and legislation    9. Networking - General    10. Networking - Wide Area Networks (WANs)    11. Internet   


70. The Internet in Everyday Life (The Information Age)
by Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated
Paperback (01 December, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Use of Internet for Non-business and non-workplace Scenarios
The comment on editor (using the reviewer's sacred space) is not out of place. Amazon has a different logic to treat people. In the previous incarnation amazon.com had an option for author's to comment. Now, I presume, it is turned into Guide.
1-0 out of 5 stars Shouldn't the editor identify himself in a review?
I'm sure this is a good book but I'd like to see truth in advertising!

5-0 out of 5 stars The real world of the Internet -- from the Co-Editor
[Note: For some reason, another "reviewer" from Troy NY mad the dispariging comment, "Shouldn't the editor identify himself in a review?" But, I did and continue to do so, in the title of this little statement. My "review" is really a guide + a Table of Contents) to what the book is about. So I don't understand this person's comment. BW] Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computers    3. Computers - General Information    4. Human Geography    5. Information Technology    6. Internet    7. Internet - General    8. Internet users    9. Social Aspects - General    10. Social aspects    11. Sociology - General    12. Computers / Social Aspects / General    13. INTERNET_SOCIAL ASPECTS    14. Impact of computing & IT on society    15. Sociology, Social Studies   


71. Information Ecology: Mastering the Information and Knowledge Environment
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (26 June, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars When a change is needed
This book offers great insight into creating an information envionment within the company.I think that the numerous examples for real life companies provide credibility to his claims.However this is for people who are building and IT strucutre for scratch or are looking for a paradigm shift in how they do IT?If your IT envionment is not producing results this is a great place to start.It provides the theory to apply to real life situations.Understanding the necessity of Information Technology is essential for implementing results oriented systems.

4-0 out of 5 stars Useful and informative book with new insights
I found this to be a useful and informative book with new insights, especially in the area of developing a wholistic view of an information enterprise.Most previous books seem to be limited to just MIS departments and ignore the fact that managing information is not something that just happens in a vacumn.I also found the diagnosis section to be useful and grounded in real work versus the "blackboard" consulting suggestions that sometimes comes from academics whose ideas are not grounded in real world experiences.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good theme but more buzzwords and bull than practical advice
I was disappointed by this book. While its central thesis (that MIS should include human and political considerations, not just technical ones) is valid and needs championing, I found the text repetitive, lacking in clear advice, and full of buzzwords used to restate the obvious. Mr. Davenport is clearly an expert on how to run MIS at large companies. Unfortunately, I found it difficult to glean applicable lessons from his book ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business Administration (Specific Aspects)    4. Business Data Processing    5. Business information services    6. Computers    7. Data Processing - General    8. Data processing    9. Information Technology    10. Information resources manageme    11. Information resources management    12. Management    13. Management - General    14. Management Information Systems    15. Reference    16. Business & Economics / Information Management    17. Business information systems    18. Business | Management | Technology Management    19. Impact of computing & IT on society    20. Information technology industries    21. Information theory    22. USA   


72. Hack Attacks Denied: A Complete Guide to Network Lockdown for UNIX, Windows, and Linux, Second Edition
by Wiley
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5-0 out of 5 stars Chirillo Strikes Again!
As a companion with his other title, Hack Attacks Revealed, John Chirillo gives us another great book on keeping our networks away from the prying eyes and stubby fingers of the those out there that don't need to be inside our networks, white or black hatters. The content is very well-structured, all concepts are supported by numerous examples so even if one doesn't understand the subject in it's depth he or she can find an answer to a specific real-world question. They say sequels are never better than the original. This may be somewhat true for this book. This is a VERY GOOD book. It's just that it's not as good as the first volume. It is a lot better...it is so much more geared for both sides of the IT spectrum...those of us up to our necks at the NOCs, and for the SOHO admin who needs juicy morsels for his knowledge palate... I have already started to implement Chirillo's countermeasures from this book, on top of the ones we are forced to use in a government system. Kudos to the author! ... Read more

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73. Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control
by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Paperback (15 September, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Getting back to basics
Identity theft isabout the taking, not of your papers, but of cutting close to the bone of your very being. There are many other areas where we are being manipulated by the 1%'s (The one percent who have bought, signed, sealed, and delivered your government down the river).Sadly some of our so-called leaders are buying this corporate program against the will of "we the people".Here are some of the signs of the times just around the corner or already here.

5-0 out of 5 stars It is real ,but helas it is not new !
I realized the control of all governments and business through power and money at the age of seven (in 1949) in History class (in another country!). You know: Aristocrats and Clergy owned all the lands and the riches and did no work, and the People, who worked very hard and paid heavy taxes. But then at age 7, I believed in Democracy overcoming the centuries of control and surveillance. There had been "people revolutions" afterall giving us this democracy. We had Republics, not Monarchies anymore.
5-0 out of 5 stars This book WILL scare you...
As scary as this book is, I thank Derrick Jensen and George Draffin for writing the truth. Modern survalence is a threat to our freedom. Anybody who wants to know what those in power are doing to monitor us, or what they plan to do read this book. Not only is it full of facts, but Derrick helps you come to terms with what all of it means. People now-a-days dont have a huge problem with giving up some of their freedom for security. But what those in power are doing with this information is down right scary, and un-acceptable. It is a quick read too. It will bring up huge topics, define and break them apart, and open your eyes to modern technology; all in a days/weekends read. Overall great read. A+++ ... Read more

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74. Windows 2000 (Hacking Exposed)
by McGraw-Hill Companies
Paperback (29 August, 2001)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Hacking exposed: excellent books
This is a general comment regarding Hacking Exposed series. I owned Hacking Exposed (first edition) and then I moved to the more specific Hacking Exposed books, so now I've got Hacking Linux Exposed, Hacking Windows 2000 Exposed and hacking web Applications exposed. All those books absolutely worth it, do not hesitate to buy any of them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy this book if you use windows
Don't run Windows without it.An in-depth windows security book written for those who do not understand geek.Easy to read and chocked full of info provided to save you from common (and not so common) windows sins.Definitely for the home and enterprise network user/admin.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best security manual I have ever seen
If you are responsible for a Windows 2000 server and do not have this book, you are asking for trouble.Get it today!!!! ... Read more

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75. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything
by Regan Books
Paperback (05 July, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Joe Trippi just doesn't get it
Trippi was one of the first to make use of the Internet in presidential campaign politics.Using Blogs, using MeetUp.com and the like, Trippi generated a grassroots movement for Howard Dean's campaign.
4-0 out of 5 stars Accepting transparency
This was a good book connecting communication facilitated by the internet to the concept of organizational health.In a nutshell the internet can hurt or help an organization depending on its attitude about transparency.You can't fool all of the people all of the time.

4-0 out of 5 stars Government Reading
I bought this book in around March, 2004. I have had it collecting dust since then. When I began looking for books to choose for my AP Government book project I figured why not choose this book. The only thing really knew about it was that it was about Vermont Governor, now Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean's failed attempt to capture the Democratic Parties nomination for President in 2004. Basically, this is a very well written and fun "historical" analyzation of the changes that occurred in 2004 by what politicians must now do to get elected. The reason I use quotations is because the author, Joe Trippi, a popular Democratic strategist and at one point Dean's campaign manager, makes it very clear that the events and changes that he describes in the book took place at his doing and by his campaign. This is a great book leading up to the 2006 Midterm elections and more importantly into the 2008 Presidential election. ... Read more

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76. CyberEthics, Second Edition: Morality and Law in Cyberspace
by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Paperback (15 August, 2002)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Didn't select this book for my course
I teach a computing ethics course at an area University.I did not select this book as my text when I reviewed texts for use in the Fall 2004 semester.I did choose Spinello and Tavani's new reader; but this book--like most of the predecessors Spinello has written--would drive my students nuts -- and they wouldn't know why. Bottom line: poorly written and not easy to read -- lots of tough sentence choices made.However, as with Spinello's other books, there are some points he makes that no other computing ethics texts' authors do make!So, I'll glean those points out of his text and present them to my students rather than force them to work their way through and around his prose.

1-0 out of 5 stars Waste of time
This book was an incredible waste of time. I felt that the essays were a) far too dated (a rambling discourse on the dangers of cookies) or b) too out of touch (Rape in cyberspace was NOT a real rape in cyberspace, folks) The authors seem to be mainly scholars without a tech background than technical folks and I have to agree that the thesaurus was in heavy use during the writing of most of the these essays. Finally the book contains very little practical information on cyberethics. Not even a single case study.

1-0 out of 5 stars CyberEthics = Mumbo Jumbo, not worth it
The content of this book is nothing short of a diaster! I had to read this book for my Ethics in the Information Age class here at the Rochester Institute of Technology and I must say that this is the worst textbook I ever had to read. It felt more like a highschool essay thats 155 pages long. The book is plagued with wordy sentences that can confused and bemuddle anyone who isn't an english major. Practically every sentence is littered with words that a bare few of us remember from the SATs (perhaps to lengthen the book?). The book's content doesn't provide a sense of contraversy about ethics in cyberspace. I beleive that he tried to stay neutral in the arguments but it only seemed to confuse me. The auther included a lot of references to other sources suggesting that he too doesn't even know a thing about Cyber Ethics, resorting to other people's works. The writng is too abstract and at most times I ended up rereading the book several times just to make sense of it. If I didn't need this for class, I recommend not buying this book. I am sure there are plenty of other well written Cyber Ethics books than this. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer - Internet    2. Computer Books: Languages    3. Computer Science    4. Computers    5. Computers and civilization    6. Ethics & Moral Philosophy    7. Internet    8. Internet - General    9. Law and ethics    10. Moral and ethical aspects    11. Networking - General    12. Programming - General    13. Social Aspects - General    14. Computer Communications & Networking    15. Computer Programming    16. General Theory of Computing    17. Programming languages   


77. The Hacker Diaries : Confessions of Teenage Hackers
by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Hardcover (26 March, 2002)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Far from being a good book
I can recognize Dan Verton really did a lot of researching for writing this book but, despite all of it, it's a bad book. Excepting HD Moore I never saw any of those hackers interviewed. The tales are very unintersting. A mom from a friend of mine liked it and probably my mother will.

3-0 out of 5 stars More fiction that reality.
This is one of the only books that directly talks about teenage hackers and one that tries to change the people's and the media's perception about a hacker. It does not, however, do a great job of conveying this message at least that is what I thought. The preface starts as a restatement of the well know Hacker's Manefesto authored by Mentor a decade ago. The book will not appeal to the technical audience, since it is mostly a novel. One issue that I really found serious in the book was that the message is contradicted. Although the book wants to convey the message that hacking is bad and people who practice it are normal teenagers who might be cutting your grass; the choice of characters was no where normal. The characters which are mostly from divorced parents, living with no water in their house, picking fights, getting arrested, and getting expelled from school; hardly the norm for the average teenager IMHO. A couple of technical inaccuracies were also spotted between the text and there a huge gap in the time line described between the day the hacker fiddled with his first computer and the day he started to break computers. Other than that issue the book is a good read although it does really appeal to my technological taste.

1-0 out of 5 stars Hackers
This book is horrible.Hackers are the people who commit crimes using computer, Hackers are people who are expert programmers.A better book would be "Hacker: Heroes of the Computer Revolution". ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer - Internet    2. Computer Books: General    3. Computer crimes    4. Computer hackers    5. Computer security    6. Computers    7. Computers - Computer Security    8. Internet - Security    9. Interviews    10. Other Miscellaneous Crimes    11. Psychology    12. Security    13. Security - General    14. Adolescents    15. Computer fraud & hacking    16. Computers / Security    17. Crime & criminology    18. Impact of computing & IT on society   


78. E-Commerce: Business, Technology, Society, Second Edition
by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Hardcover (15 August, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent textbook on E-commerce
I just received the new edition of Laudon and Traver's textbook on e-commerce and think its just great! I previously used the 2nd edition, which I also loved, and this new edition lives up to its predecessor. It contains all new and updated information and is extremely current. Its so well-written that it doesn't read like a textbook at all. I highly recommend it to anyone interesting in learning about e-commerce.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but dated....
I have used this textbook for several years - while it is a good basic source of information, it badly needs updating and supplementation in several important areas: RFID is not mentioned; Mobile/hand set E-Commerce is covered at a surface level, Search Engine and major Portal marketing needs updating, and much of the data are 3+ years old - very old given the rapid changes taking place.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Buy
This was a great buy, The book came in the indicated condition and has been a great help! ... Read more

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79. Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century
by Grove Press
Paperback (September, 1997)
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A high-speed tour through the high-tech underground and its denizens. Dery introduces us to those who embrace computer technology, figuratively and literally -- cyberpunks, cyberhippies, cybersexers, and would-be cyborgs who believe the body is mere meat, and await the day when man-machine union is much more than mere science fiction.Dery draws heavily on academic theorists such asBataille,Foucault,Baudrillard and McLuhan,yet his writing style makes for a highly accessible book. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Cybersourcebook
"Escape velocity is the speed at which a body...overcomes the gravitational pull of another body," begins Mark Dery in his non-fictional amalgamation of the current state of computer culture, Escape Velocity. Dery uses the concept as a metaphor for what is happening to the many memes--concept viruses--of the on-line and turned-on and their relation to the greater society (mainly American, although some service is given to Japan and Europe). Like the emergence of the Internet (and the 'net concept of on-line connectivity) into the mainstream, the ideas of body sculpting, merging with machines (either virtually or prosthetically), and transhuman growth, among others, are just below the cultural surface, according to Dery.4-0 out of 5 stars Slightly outdated, but still an excellent survey
Mark Dery does an excellent job in this book of presenting elements the post-industrial fringe culture to the reader.This is a bookshelf essential for those with an interest in cyberculture, robotics, trans-humanism, body modification, and cultural criticism.Some of the references are now outdated, but that is inevitable in the print medium, given the rapid advancement of technology.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still applicable
I read this about 3+ years ago and I was just discussing it last night.This book presents "cyber-whatever" in a way that is not bound by your typical Newsweek-esque angle of "Boy genius makes millions, blahblah" or by the approach of overwhelming the reader with senselesstechie watchwords and jargon that are made up to confuse and confound thereader into thinking that the subject is important because they don'tunderstand it.Escape Velocity presents real people doing wierd thingswith more esoteric aspects of our accelerted culture.A man who attachedhis computer to the nerves in his arm to invoke spasms of thrashing andflailing, all the while injuring himself in the process of makingperformance art is a whole other realm from Bill Gates' pedestrianspreadsheet programs.Don't read this book expecting "Pirates ofSilicon Valley" or "the Road Ahead" or whatever drivel Billwrote.But DO read this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Science    2. Computers    3. Computers - General Information    4. Computers and civilization    5. Internet (Computer network)    6. Social Aspects - General    7. Social aspects    8. Sociology    9. General Theory of Computing    10. Sociology, Social Studies   


80. Computer Mediated Communication
by Sage Publications Ltd
Paperback (25 February, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars different usages are analysed
The book is a serious attempt at analysing how the Internet has affected social dynamics between people. The authors look at issues like virtual identities. This relative anonymity of the net and global reach of the net, often with quick feedback, is unique in history. How and why do people assume a new virtual identity? Various reasons are studied, including the rise of scams.
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Subjects:  1. Communication    2. Computer Books: General    3. Computers    4. Internet - World Wide Web    5. Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy    6. Social Aspects - Human-Computer Interaction    7. Communication Studies    8. Impact of computing & IT on society    9. Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication   


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