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The Resource Overconnected: : the promise and threat of the Internet, William H. Davidow

Overconnected: : the promise and threat of the Internet, William H. Davidow

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Overconnected: : the promise and threat of the Internet
Title
Overconnected:
Title remainder
the promise and threat of the Internet
Statement of responsibility
William H. Davidow
Title variation
  • Over connected
  • Promise and threat of the Internet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Overconnected, Bill Davidow, a former Silicon Valley executive, explains how the almost miraculous success of the Internet Web has also created a unique set of hazards, in effect overconnecting us, with the direst of consequences for our political, economic, and day-to-day lives. The practical applications of this new medium - not least among them the ability to borrow money, invest in the stock market, or buy a new home - have made it a force unequaled in scope or impact in our daily lives. But the luxuries of the connected age have taken on a momentum all of their own, ultimately becoming the root cause of the recent financial meltdown from which the world is now still struggling to recover. By meticulously and 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 that forced the Federal Government to rescue institutions supposedly "too big to fail." All because we were so miraculously wired together! Explaining how such symptoms of Internet connection as unforeseeable accidents and thought contagions acted to accelerate the downfall and make us permanently vulnerable to catastrophe, Davidow places our recent experience in historical perspective and offers a set of practical steps to minimize similar disasters in the future. Original, commonsensical and historically informed, Overconnected indentifies problems we live with that are now so large, omnipresent and part of our daily lives that few people have even noticed them
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Davidow, William H
Dewey number
004.67/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Internet
Target audience
adult
Label
Overconnected: : the promise and threat of the Internet, William H. Davidow
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11557362
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453211106
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11557362
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11557362
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Overconnected: : the promise and threat of the Internet, William H. Davidow
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11557362
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781453211106
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11557362
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11557362
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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