Overconnected

Overconnected

The Promise and Threat of the Internet

Book - 2011
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In Overconnected, Bill Davidow explains how the almost miraculous success of the Internet in connecting the world through the Worldwide Web has also created a unique set of hazards, in effect overconnecting us, with the direst of consequences. The benefits of our recently arrived-at state of connectivity have been myriad from the ease with which it has been possible to buy a new house to the convenience of borrowing and investing money profitably. But the luxuries of the connected age have taken on a momentum all of their own. By counter-intuitively anatomizing how being overconnected tends to create systems of positive feedback that have largely negative consequences, Davidow explains everything from the recent Subprime mortgage crisis to the meltdown of Iceland, from the loss of people's privacy to the spectacular fall of the stock market. All because we were so miraculously wired together.
Publisher: Harrison, N.Y. : Delphinium Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781883285463
1883285461
Branch Call Number: 004.678 DAVIDOW
Characteristics: xi, 240 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Over connected

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lostinbookland Dec 01, 2011

Great book will open your eyes to current events that have ties to the internet. You will be shocked and amazed at how the internet is connected to the biggest events in the last ten years. A must read. A easy and quick read.

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