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Webtopia: The world wide wreck of tech and how to make the net work

Webtopia: The world wide wreck of tech and how to make the net work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Lewis, Peter

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Sydney in the 1970s and 1980s was a world of limited choice, one where we all watched the same television programs and the household phone was at the heart of all networks people belonged to: family, school, church and the neighbourhood. The arrival of the internet promised a uto... read full description below.

ISBN 9781742236353
Published 1 June 2019 by NewSouth Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781742236353
ISBN-10 1742236359
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher NewSouth Publishing
Imprint NewSouth Publishing
Publication Date 1 June 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lewis, Peter
Category Impact Of Science & Technology On Society
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 303.4833
Catalogue Code 996566

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Sydney in the 1970s and 1980s was a world of limited choice, one where we all watched the same television programs and the household phone was at the heart of all networks people belonged to: family, school, church and the neighbourhood. The arrival of the internet promised a utopian, creative and democratic future that would break down traditional institutions and replace them with exciting collaborative networks. So how did we end up here? In Webtopia, Peter Lewis draws from his own pre- and post-tech experience and conversations with entrepreneurs, politicians, pastors, parents, teachers and journalists to show us that technology is not the problem. We are. If we fix our relationship with technology, it will be easier to fix our relationships with each other in a fragmenting world. Riveting, engaging and wise, Webtopia traces our digital journey to this point and, fearlessly, marks out the best route from here.

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