Inventing the Internet

Author: Janet Abbate

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262511155

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 913

Abate sees the key to the internet's rapid and seemingly chaotic growth as the result of a decentralized, user-driven environment. She traces the development of networked resources from Cold War think tanks and the ARPANET to the present successful free-form applications.

Where Wizards Stay Up Late

The Origins Of The Internet

Author: Matthew Lyon,Katie Hafner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684872161

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1840

Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone. In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. With Defense Department funds, he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture.

The Psychology of the Internet

Author: Patricia Wallace

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521797092

Category: Computers

Page: 264

View: 9028

Delves into the psychological aspects of the virtual world to understand why humans often behave differently in cyberspace.

The Internet, Democracy, and Democratization

Author: Peter Ferdinand

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714650654

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

View: 9799

The Internet is transforming relations between states and citizens. This study gives examples of how it is creating new political communities at various levels, both in democracies and authoritarian regimes. It is also used by marginalized anti-democratic groups such as neo-Nazis.

The Internet

Author: Sandra Weber

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791074498

Category: Computers

Page: 110

View: 2163

The Internet has transformed the way people across the globe work, interact, learn, and even shop. An individual can now connect to the world with just a click of the mouse.

Children and the Internet

Author: Sonia Livingstone

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745631940

Category: Computers

Page: 301

View: 6484

A major new contribution to the hot topic of children and the internet from one of the world's leading researchers in this area. It considers children's everyday practices of internet use in relation to the complex socio-cultural conditions of contemporary childhood.

Sex and the Internet

A Guidebook for Clinicians

Author: Al Cooper

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781583913550

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

View: 2646

While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.

Banking and Finance on the Internet

Author: Mary J. Cronin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471292197

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 4559

Mary J. Cronin, a leading expert on using the Internet for business, provides an overview of the impact of the Internet on banking, and offers her vision of the future of electronic banking.

The Internet

An Introduction to New Media

Author: Lelia Green

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887686

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5138

Life without the internet, a very new technology, seems almost unimaginable for most people in western nations. Today the internet is intrinsic to media and communications, entertainment, politics, defence, business, banking, education and administrative systems as well as to social interaction. The Internet disentangles this extraordinarily complex information and communication technology from its place in our daily lives, allowing it to be examined anew. Technology has historically been shaped by governmental, military and commercial requirements, but the development of the internet is increasingly driven by its users. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and many other emerging applications are shifting the way we express ourselves, communicate with our friends, and even engage with global politics. At the same time three-quarters of the world's population remain effectively excluded from the internet. Packed with case studies drawn from around the world, The Internet presents a clear and up-to-date introduction to the social, cultural, technological and political worlds this new media form is creating.

Critical Perspectives on the Internet

Author: Greg Elmer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511323

Category: Computers

Page: 217

View: 3722

This critical reader of essays places the boom and bust years of the Internet in a broad cultural context. Exploring the world of HTML, Web browsers, cookies, online Net guides, portals and ISPs, this text includes the history of the Internet, case studies and discussions of online community.

Race After the Internet

Author: Lisa Nakamura,Peter Chow-White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135965749

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 352

View: 3878

"Digital media technologies like the Internet create and host the social networks, virtual worlds, online communities, and media texts where it was once thought that we would all be the same, anonymous users with infinite powers. Instead, the essays in Race After the Internet show us that the Internet and other computer-based technologies are complex topographies of power and privilege, made up of walled gardens, new (plat)forms of economic and technological exclusion, and both new and old styles of race as code, interaction, and image. Investigating how racialization and racism are changing in web 2.0 digital media culture, Race After the Internet contains interdisciplinary essays on the shifting terrain of racial identity and its connections to digital media, including Facebook and MySpace, YouTube and viral video, WiFi infrastructure, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program, genetic ancestry testing, DNA databases in health and law enforcement, and popular online games like World of Warcraft. Ultimately, the collection broadens the definition of the "digital divide" in order to convey a more nuanced understanding of usage, meaning, participation, and production of digital media technology in light of racial inequality."--

Academy & the Internet

Author: Helen Fay Nissenbaum,Monroe Edwin Price

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820462035

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 5743

This book explores the impact of the Internet on scholarly research across and beyond the social sciences. The contributors - leading figures in a broad spectrum of disciplines - explain how their fields of inquiry are being redefined, and what issues of social change are salient as new information technologies increasingly become the subject of scholarly analysis. They have rendered a conceptual photograph of how their disciplines are coping with the impact of information technology by covering policy approaches, empirical research, and theoretical questions. "Academy & the Internet" highlights significant zones of inquiry and provides a critical perspective on the direction each discipline is traveling.

How to Conquer the Internet

Author: Ian Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199107681

Category: Internet

Page: 96

View: 2012

Another "How To" guide, part of the successful series that tells children everything they need to know about the hottest topics in the world today. How to Conquer the Internet is sure-fire guide to becoming a super-surfer on the worldwide web. Internet use, especially in the UK, has grown enormously in the last two years. Finding their way around the ever-growing volume of information on the web is a formidable challenge for children. From thisbook they can learn how to search effectively, how to download free stuff, travel the world on-line, and create their own web site. Using this book as a guide, every child can become a web wizard! As well as writing books about the Internet, Ian Lewis runs a film production company, writes film and TV writes scripts, and directs TV programmes for children and adults.

Textbook of Critical Care

Author: Jean-Louis Vincent,Edward Abraham,Patrick Kochanek,Frederick A. Moore,Mitchell P. Fink

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323461069

Category: Medical

Page: 1400

View: 4285

Comprehensive, concise, and readable, Textbook of Critical Care, 7th Edition, brings you fully up to date with the effective management of critically ill patients, providing the evidence-based guidance you need to overcome a full range of practice challenges. Drs. Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Frederick A. Moore, Patrick Kochanek, and Mitchell P. Fink are joined by other international experts who offer a multidisciplinary approach to critical care, sharing expertise in anesthesia, surgery, pulmonary medicine, and pediatrics. This highly acclaimed text offers ICU clinicians a new understanding of the pathophysiology of critical illness and new therapeutic approaches to critical care. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability. Features a wealth of tables, boxes, algorithms, diagnostic images, and key points that clarify important concepts and streamline complex information for quick reference. coagulation, , telemedicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and more. Offers new coverage of biomarkers, bedside ultrasound, and the management of increasingly complex critically ill patients. Provides new approaches to sepsis, acute kidney injury, and management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and other forms of respiratory failure.

The Internet Galaxy

Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Author: Manuel Castells

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199255771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2890

Castells helps us understand how the Internet came into being and how it is affecting every area of human life. This guide reveals the Internet's huge capacity to liberate, but also its possibility to exclude those who do not have access to it.

Getting Into IT and the Internet

Author: Neil Harris

Publisher: Crimson Publishing

ISBN: 9780856608292

Category: Computer science

Page: 74

View: 9677

The area of IT and the internet brings with it many varied opportunities for new jobs and careers. This guide describes these jobs and the various ways in which you can succeed in securing one. It features: an A-Z of job opportunities; qualifications relating to the world of IT and the internet; relevant professional bodies; and further reading and useful contacts.

Language and the Internet

Author: David Crystal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521868599

Category: Computers

Page: 304

View: 2755

A revealing insight into the language of the Internet, looking at e-mail, chat, the Web, instant messaging and blogging.

THE INTERNET

A USER’S GUIDE

Author: K. L. JAMES

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120340299

Category: Computers

Page: 456

View: 2529

In this new era, the Internet has changed the ways of doing business activities, learning methods, teaching strategy, communication styles and social networking. This book attempts to answer and solve all the mysteries entangled with the Web world. Now in its second edition, the book discusses all the updated topics related to the Internet. Beginning with an overview of the Internet, the book sails through the evolution and growth of the Internet, its working, hardware and software requirements, protocols used, e-mail techniques, various Internet security threats and the methods of using and configuring different security solutions, file transfer methods and several other Internet services with all the details illustrated through live screenshots. Presented in a simple yet engaging style and cogent language, this book will be useful for any course introducing students to the Internet or where the Internet is a part of the curriculum. It will also immensely benefit all those who are interested in developing the necessary skills to use the Internet. WHAT IS NEW TO THIS EDITION : Chapters on Internet Telephony and Web Conferencing, Blogs and Social Networking Inclusion of topics such as Web 2.0, Web 3.0 technologies, IPv6, VoIP, Wikis, SMS and Blogs Detailed features of the newest Internet tools and software applications including open-source, free and cross-platform types Comprehensive and updated Internet dictionary acquainting with the Web world terminologies

The Internet

Author: Peggy J. Parks

Publisher: Kidhaven

ISBN: 9780737710151

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3911

Takes a look at what the Internet is, how it was developed, how it is used, and what effects email and web resources are having on society.

Psychological Experiments on the Internet

Author: Michael H. Birnbaum

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0120999803

Category: Computers

Page: 317

View: 3291

Until recently, most psychological research was conducted using subject samples in close proximity to the investigators--namely university undergraduates. In recent years, however, it has become possible to test people from all over the world by placing experiments on the internet. The number of people using the internet for this purpose is likely to become the main venue for subject pools in coming years. As such, learning about experiments on the internet will be of vital interest to all research psychologists. Psychological Experiments on the Internet is divided into three sections. Section I discusses the history of web experimentation, as well as the advantages, disadvantages, and validity of web-based psychological research. Section II discusses examples of web-based experiments on individual differences and cross-cultural studies. Section III provides readers with the necessary information and techniques for utilizing the internet in their own research designs. * Innovative topic that will capture the imagination of many readers * Includes examples of actual web based experiments