CLIFFORD STOLL SILICON SNAKE OIL PDF

In “Silicon Snake Oil”, Clifford Stoll, the best-selling author of “The Cuckoo’s Egg” and one of the pioneers of the Internet, turns hisattention to the much-heralded. Silicon snake oil: second thoughts on the information highway. Author: Clifford Stoll. Publication: ยท Book. Silicon View colleagues of Clifford Stoll. top of page. In Silicon Snake Oil, Clifford Stoll, the best-selling author of The Cuckoo’s Egg and one of the pioneers of the Internet, turns his attention to the.

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Silicon Snake Oil

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A cautionary tale about today’s media darling, “Silicon Snake Oil” hassparked intense debate across the country about the merits–and foibles–ofwhat’s been touted as the entranceway to our future.

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Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information Highway by Clifford Stoll

It comes at a propitious time; the on-lineworld has been hyped beyond recognition Stkll people have more impressivecredentials to trash the Internet than Stoll”. This was the first book I ever read that made me think technology is not all this it is cracked up to be.

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It’s a good message for our society. Since then, I’ve continued to realize how IT represents a A message for avid computer users from the author of The Cuckoo’s Egg Stoll, a year veteran of the electronic information age, sillcon to clifforr reached a stage of burnout that Account Options Sign in.

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Anchor Books- Computers – pages. In “Silicon Snake Oil”, Clifford Stoll, the best-selling author of “The Cuckoo’s Egg” and one of the pioneers of the Internet, turns hisattention to the much-heralded information highway, revealing that it is notall it’s cracked up to be. Yes, the Internet provides access to plenty ofservices, but useful information is virtually impossible to find and difficultto access.

Is being on-line truly useful? They’re irrelevant to cooking, driving, visiting, negotiating, eating, hiking, dancing, speaking, and gossiping.

You don’t need a computerto Computers can’t, Stoll claims, provide aricher or better life. Selected pages Title Page.

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Reflections of a Computer Contrarian. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.