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by Harry Lewis,Hal Abelson

Download Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion ePub
  • ISBN 0137135599
  • ISBN13 978-0137135592
  • Language English
  • Author Harry Lewis,Hal Abelson
  • Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (June 16, 2008)
  • Pages 384
  • Formats lrf lrf lit txt
  • Category Technology
  • Subcategory Digital Audio Video and Photography
  • Size ePub 1174 kb
  • Size Fb2 1873 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 403

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Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis, together, have ably managed to describe the elephant.

Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis, together, have ably managed to describe the elephant. Readers of this compact book describing the beginning stages of a vast human adventure will be one jump ahead, for they will have a framework on which to hang new pieces that will continue to appear with remarkable speed.

“Blown to Bits will blow you away. This book is a wake-up call to the human consequences of the digital explosion. †Debora Spar, President of Barnard College, Author of Ruling the Waves and The Baby Business. В. “This is a wonderful book†probably the best since Hal Varian and Carl Schultz wrote Digital Rules. The authors are engineers, not economists. Chapter 1: Digital Explosion: Why Is It Happening, and What Is at Stake? 1.

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We can’t escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want . Hal Abelson is Class of 1922 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and an IEEE Fellow.

We can’t escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to–the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. He has helped drive innovative educational technology initiatives such MIT OpenCourseWare, cofounded Creative Commons and Public Knowledge, and was founding director of the Free Software Foundation.

Harry Lewis is our guest. The former dean of Harvard College, he’s the author, along with Hal Abelson and Ken Ledeen, of a new book that explains how the digital revolution is changing our world more profoundly than we could ever imagine

Harry Lewis is our guest. The former dean of Harvard College, he’s the author, along with Hal Abelson and Ken Ledeen, of a new book that explains how the digital revolution is changing our world more profoundly than we could ever imagine. It’s called Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion. Harry Lewis joins us now here in our firehouse studio. He is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard.

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness after the Digital Explosion. by Harry Lewis, Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen. com User, October 9, 2008. The digital age has changed our lives.

Blown to Bits : Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness after the Digital Explosion. Big brother is watching. The world that George Orwell predicted in his book 1984 is here. What's more, we love it. So much is now at our disposable, instantly. Need to contact someone who is out of their office, just phone their cell phone.

Hal Abelson, Harry Lewis. Conclusion: After the Explosion 295 Appendix: The Internet as System and Spirit 301 Endnotes 317 Index 347. The reality is that we can’t completely erase our personal digital footprint. However, there are a few things we can do to protect ourselves to some extent.

A best-seller when it was first published in 2010, the issues it addresses are more crucial than ever

A best-seller when it was first published in 2010, the issues it addresses are more crucial than ever. Now, its expert authors have thoroughly updated Blown to Bits to demystify the social, political, and personal issues everyone is talking about: from social media and big data to fake news, cyberattacks, and privacy.

This book by by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis falls towards the glass is half empty side of the argument .

This book by by Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis falls towards the glass is half empty side of the argument about the influence of technology on our lives. If you’re concerned about the negative effects of the new digital landscape then this book could be for you. The authors’ primary concern relates to a common theme in the media these days: personal control of information, privacy, and identity in a digital world.

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Blackworm
For the non-technical, this book offers essential explanations which are concise and comprehensive without being dumbed down, covering cryptography, computers, radio, and information theory. For the technical expert, it offers a unified view of how their field fits together with others, and the resulting implications.

But what sets this book apart from similar introductions is its timelessness. One of the best sections of the book discusses "the koans of bits", paradoxical principles about digital information that prevent us from reasoning about it effectively in our existing social and legal frameworks.

This effort to grasp and communicate the fundamentals, those things which will still be true about digital information after every individual piece of our present technology has changed, is the reason I would recommend this book. Chapter 8, on radio, is excellent, as is the Appendix, "The Internet as System and Spirit".

In contrast, the weaker parts of the book can read like op-ed pieces, dwelling on specific laws (e.g. copyright, net neutrality) and having more off a tone of urgency and outrage. It's not as though the authors are wrong in these cases; I agree with them. In fact, the authors were prescient: this book was written seven years ago and these issues are more relevant than ever. It's simply a change in tone from the rest of the book.

I recommend it, and look forward to rereading it in the years to come.
Enditaling
Think of this book not as "Internet Policy for Dummies" but as "Internet Policy for the Educated Layman." Abelson, Ledeen, and Lewis survey a broad swath of tech policy territory -- privacy, search, encryption, free speech, copyright, spectrum policy -- and provide the reader with a nice history and technology primer on each topic.

The authors aren't really seeking to be polemical in this book by advancing a single thesis or worldview. To the extent the book's chapters are guided by any central theme, it comes in the form of the "two basic morals about technology" they outline in Chapter 1:

(1) "The first is that information technology is inherently neither good nor bad -- it can be used for good or ill, to free us or to shackle us.

(2) Second, new technology brings social change, and change comes with both risks and opportunities. All of us, and all of our public agencies and private institutions, have a say in whether technology will be used for good or ill and whether we will fall prey to its risks or prosper from the opportunities it creates."

Mostly, what they aim to show is that digital technology is reshaping society and, whether we like or it not, we better get used to it -- and quick!

Like John Palfrey and Urs Gasser's excellent book Born Digital, Blown to Bits is very accessible and each chapter contains a great deal of useful information to bring you up to speed on the hottest tech policy debates under the sun. You can find my full review of Blown to Bits on the Technology Liberation Front blog.
Saberdragon
This is a book for the educated consumer to heed real warnings when it comes to privacy, security, surveillance, and data analytics-driven advertising. This is not a book about the "digital revolution" and its role in the evolution of society or even humanity toward some digitized future, which is ok - there are plenty of other books like that with their heads in the digital clouds. This book is a rather grounded cautionary tale on the actual state of technology in society today, giving this romantic topic a very sober treatment.
Gholbirdred
Most people have no clue what information they have made available, to whom it is available and what the people who get it can do with it. Abelson gives a lot of clues and does it in fine style.

If you do online banking, shopping, stock trading, email, social media, or just live in the 21'st Century you need to read this. Even if you don't own a computer or other device (although you won't be reading this review if you don't) you ought to know what the people who do own computers can do to you because even if you are not online your personal information is.
Vivados
Great book! Really helping with ethics in my computer science class. Lovely hard cover book.
6snake6
Very informative book about the digital world and some ethical considerations created by technology.
Anaragelv
I have no issues with the book itself. My disappointment was with the format.

It was irritating, to find sections of text which were unreadable because they ran off the right margin. Also, the text contains many illustrations. All of these were too small to read. These errors occurred on both the Kindle and Nexus 7.

These are simple format errors which detracted from the experience.

I also have the hard copy, which is quite readable. I note here that the Kindle version costs only a little less than the hard copy. This make putting up with the formatting even more exasperating.
Generally thought provoking and insightful. Some of the details are hard to follow and probably not worth the effort.