Publisher: Stillpoint Digital Press
Price reduced for a limited time!Renowned for exploring the social implications of modern technology, Howard Rheingold has been called by MIT "the first citizen of the Internet." In these funny, prescient, thought-provoking essays, originally published during the 1970s and 1980s, he casts a glimpse into the changes wrought during that explosive period. From the effects of the graphic user interface (GUI) not only on how we work but how we think, to "tecnharchist" movements that presaged both the hacker mentality and the anarchist idealism of Burning Man of today, to a ground-floor view of the very earliest of what Rheingold was the first to dub virtual communities, his Excursions run the gamut from the silly to the profound. ...