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General Inquiries: press upf. Notes Abstract: Introductory text describing the history and current state of the worldwide digital revolution.
The text presents both the background and technological advances of the "digital revolution" and discuss the it's implications and the social, legal and policy issues raised. This item is only available as the following downloads: PDF. PAGE 1 More Advance Praise for Blown to Bits"Most writing about the digital world comes from techies writing about technical matter for other techies or from pundits whose turn of phrase greatly exceeds their technical knowledge.
In Blown to Bits experts in computer science address authoritatively the practical issues in which we all have keen interest. A fascinating, insightful and entertaining book that helps you understand computers and their impact on the world in a whole new way. This is a rare book that explains the impact of the digital explosion in a way that everyone can understand and, at the same time, challenges experts to think in new ways.
What a pleasure to see real teachers offering such excellent framework for students in a digital age to explore and understand their digital environment, code and law, starting with the insight of Claude Shannon. I look forward to you teaching in an open online school.
We make stuff, send stuff, receive stuff, and buy stuff. It's all pointing, clicking, copying, and pasting. But it's all mysterious. This book explains in clear and comprehensive terms how all this gear on my desk works and why we should pay close attention to these revolutionary changes in our lives. It's a brilliant and necessary work for consumers, citizens, and students of all ages. The old and the young among us risk being controlled by, rather than in control of, events and technologies.
Blown to Bits is a remarkable and essential Rosetta Stone for beginning to figure out how all of the pieces of the new world we have just begun to enterlaw, technology, culture, informationare going to fit together.
Will life explode with new possibilities, or contract under pressure of new horrors? The precipice is both exhilarating and frightening. Readers of this compact book describing the beginning stages of a vast human adventure will be one jump ahead, for they will have a framework on which to hang new pieces that will continue to appear with remarkable speed.
To say that this is a must read' sounds trite, but, this time, it's absolutely true. Where those designations appear in this book, and the publisher wasaware of a trademark claim, the designations have been printed with initial capital letters or inall capitals.
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Corporate and Government Sales corpsales pearsontechgroup. ISBN hardback : alk. Computers and civilization. InformationtechnologyTechnological innovations. Digital media. Ledeen, Ken, II. C66A When you buy this book, you get free access to the online edition for 45 days. Safari Bookshelf is an electronic reference library that lets you easily search thousands of technical books, find code samples, download chapters, and access technical information whenever and wherever you need it.
Tracking Searches. Yet the profound changes happening today are different, because they result from a specific technological development. It is now possible, in principle, to remember everything that anyone says, writes, sings, draws, or photographs. If digitized, the world has enough disks and memory chips to save it all, for as long as civilization can keep producing computers and disk drives. Global computer networks can make it available to everywhere in the world, almost instantly.
And computers are powerful enough to extract meaning from all that information, to find patterns and make connections in the blink of an eye. In centuries gone by, others may have dreamed these things could happen, in utopian fantasies or in nightmares.
But now they are happening. We are living in the middle of the changes, and we can see the changes happening. But we don't know how things will turn out. Right now, governments and the other institutions of human societies are deciding how to use the new possibilities. Each of us is participating as we make decisions for ourselves, for our families, and for people we work with.
Everyone needs to know how their world and the world around them is changing as a result of this explosion of digital information. Everyone should know how the decisions will affect their lives, and the lives of their children and grandchildren and everyone who comes after. That is why we wrote this book.
Each of us has been in the computing field for more than 40 years. The book is the product of a lifetime of observing and participating in the changes it has brought. Each of us has been both a teacher and a learner in the field. This book emerged from a general education course we have taught at Harvard, but it is not a textbook. We wrote this book to share what wisdom we have with as many people as we can reach. We try to paint a big picture, with dozens of illuminating anecdotes as the brushstrokes.
We aim to entertain you at the same time as we provoke your thinking. You can read the chapters in any order. The Appendix is a self-contained explanation of how the Internet works. You don't need a computer to read this book. Don't be afraid to type some of the things we mention into your favorite search engine and see what comes up. We mention many web sites, and give their complete descriptors, such as bitsbook.
But most of the time, you should be able to find things more quickly by searching for them. There are many valuable public information sources and public interest groups where you can learn more, and can participate in the ongoing global conversation about the issues we discuss. We offer some strong opinions in this book.
If you would like to react to what we say, please visit the book's web site for an ongoing discussion. Our picture of the changes brought by the digital explosion is drawn largely with reference to the United States and its laws and culture, but the issues we raise are critical for citizens of all free societies, and for all people who hope their societies will become freer. Together, the authors teach Quantitative Reasoning 48, an innovative Harvard course on information for non-technical, non-mathematically oriented students.
On September 19, , while driving alone near Seattle on her way to work, TanyaRider went off the road and crashed into a ravine. Severely dehydrated and suffering from injuries to her leg and shoulder, she nearly died of kidney failure. Fortunately, rescuers ultimately found her. She spent months recuperating in a medical facility. Happily, she was able to go home for Christmas. Tanya's story is not just about a woman, an accident, and a rescue. It is a story about bitsthe zeroes and ones that make up all our cell phone conversations, bank records, and everything else that gets communicated or stored using modern electronics.
Tanya wasfound because cell phone companies keep records of cell phone locations. When you carry your cell phone, it regularly sends out a digital "ping," a few bits conveying a "Here I am! Your phone keeps "pinging" as long as it remains turned on. Nearby cell phone towers pick up the pings and send them on to your cellular service provider. Your cell phone company uses the pings to direct your incoming calls to the right cell phone towers.
Tanya's cell phone company, Verizon, still had a record of the last location of her cell phone, even after the phone had gone dead. That is how the police found her. So why did it take more than a week? If a woman disappears, her husband can't just make the police find her by tracing her cell phone records.
She has a privacy right, and maybe she has good reason to leave town without telling her husband where she is going. A page number and a phrase identify the passage. Through some misunderstanding, the police thought he did not have access to the account.
Only when the police suspected Tanya's husband of involvement in her disappearance did they have legal access to the cell phone records. Had they continued to act on the true presumption that he was blameless, Tanya might never have been found.
New technologies interacted in an odd way with evolving standards of privacy, telecommunications, and criminal law. The explosive combination almost cost Tanya Rider her life. Her story is dramatic, but every day we encounter unexpected consequences of data flows that could not have happened a few years ago. When you have finished reading this book, you should see the world in a different way.
You should hear a story from a friend or on a newscast and say to yourself, "that's really a bits story," even if no one mentions anything digital. The movements of physical objects and the actions of flesh and blood human beings are only the surface. To understand what is really going on, you have to see the virtual world, the eerie flow of bits steering the events of life. This book is your guide to this new world. Almost everything is stored in a computer somewhere.
Court records, grocery purchases, precious family photos, pointless radio programs. Computers contain a lot of stuff that isn't useful today but somebody thinks might someday come in handy.
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The full text of the book third printing, corrected is available for download under a Creative Commons license see the bottom of this page. For each chapter, we include below links to a brief excerpt and to a PDF of the chapter. You can find a PDF of the Chapter 1 here. You can find a PDF of the Chapter here. Tracking Searches … Regulating or Replacing the Brokers. You can find a PDF of the Chapter 6 here.
For each chapter, we include below links to a brief excerpt and to a PDF of the chapter. Preface · Chapter 1: Digital Explosion: Why Is It Happening, and What Is at.
General Inquiries: press upf. Notes Abstract: Introductory text describing the history and current state of the worldwide digital revolution. The text presents both the background and technological advances of the "digital revolution" and discuss the it's implications and the social, legal and policy issues raised. This item is only available as the following downloads: PDF. PAGE 1 More Advance Praise for Blown to Bits"Most writing about the digital world comes from techies writing about technical matter for other techies or from pundits whose turn of phrase greatly exceeds their technical knowledge.
The full text of the book third printing, corrected is available for download under a Creative Commons license see the bottom of this page. For each chapter, we include below links to a brief excerpt and to a PDF of the chapter. You can find a PDF of the Chapter 1 here. You can find a PDF of the Chapter here. Tracking Searches … Regulating or Replacing the Brokers.
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Summary: "If you want to understand the future before it happens, you'll love this book. If you want to change the future before it happens to you, this book is required reading. In highly accessible and always fun prose, it explores all the nooks and crannies of the digital universe, exploring not only how this exploding space works but also what it means.
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