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The Resource The end of big : how the Internet makes David the new Goliath, Nicco Mele

The end of big : how the Internet makes David the new Goliath, Nicco Mele

Label
The end of big : how the Internet makes David the new Goliath
Title
The end of big
Title remainder
how the Internet makes David the new Goliath
Statement of responsibility
Nicco Mele
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How seemingly innocuous technologies are unsettling the balance of power by putting it in the hands of the masses--and what a world without "big" will mean for all of us. In The End of Big, Internet pioneer and Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Nicco Mele draws on nearly twenty years of experience to explore the consequences of revolutionary technology. Our ability to connect instantly, constantly, and globally is altering the exercise of power with dramatic speed. Governments, corporations, centers of knowledge, and expertise are eroding before the power of the individual. It can be good in some cases, but as Mele reveals, the promise of the Internet comes with a troubling downside. He asks: How does radical thinking underpin the design of everyday technology--and undermine power? How do we trust information when journalists are replaced by bloggers, phone videos, and tweets? Two-party government: will its collapse bring us qualified leaders, or demagogues and special-interest-backed politicians? Web-based micro-businesses can out-compete major corporations, but who enforces basic regulations--product safety, privacy protection, fraud, and tax collection? Currency, health and safety systems, rule of law: when these erode, are we better off? Unless we exercise deliberate moral choice over the design and use of technologies, Mele says, we doom ourselves to a future that tramples human values, renders social structures chaotic, and destroys rather than enhances freedom. Both hopeful and alarming, thought-provoking and passionately-argued, The End of Big is an important book about our present--and our future"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mele, Nicco
Dewey number
303.48/330973
Index
index present
LC call number
HM851
LC item number
.M455 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internet
  • Internet
  • Information society
  • Information society
  • Computer network resources
  • Computer network resources
  • Power (Social sciences)
Label
The end of big : how the Internet makes David the new Goliath, Nicco Mele
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Burn it all down -- Big news -- Big political parties -- Big fun -- Big government -- Big armies -- Big minds -- Big companies -- Big opportunities?
Control code
ocn813414305
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781250021861
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012037987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022242272
System control number
(OCoLC)813414305
Label
The end of big : how the Internet makes David the new Goliath, Nicco Mele
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Burn it all down -- Big news -- Big political parties -- Big fun -- Big government -- Big armies -- Big minds -- Big companies -- Big opportunities?
Control code
ocn813414305
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781250021861
Isbn Type
(ebk.)
Lccn
2012037987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022242272
System control number
(OCoLC)813414305

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