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Being Digital
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date January 1, 1995
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679441458
ISBN-10 067944145X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 1 CD / 72 minutes
Read by Penn Jillette
Also available on cassette

I hate Negroponte.  He's always right." - Teller

Being Digital is both a guide to the present state of our rapidly-changing digital age and a map for the future--how our lives will be shaped and enhanced by computer-related technology. Negroponte--Wired Magazine columnist and founding director of the MIT Media Lab--describes how advancements in computer technology and telecommunications will transform workplaces, households, and educational institutions. He explains how this revolution will change the way we live, think, and interact with one another and with technology, and foresees the challenges that lie ahead in developing truly global systems for delivering multimedia and other forms of digitally based information. Negroponte characterizes the development of future information delivery systems as a battle between atoms, the components of books and other physical resources, and bits, the basic building blocks of information.

The digital age is coming, Negroponte says, and it "cannot be denied or stopped....We're discussing a fundamental cultural change: Computing is not about computers, it's about life; being digital is not just being a geek or Internet surfer or mathematically savvy child, it's actually a way of living and is going to impact absolutely everything."

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Hardcover
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from Random House Inc (January 1, 1995)
9780679441458 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $15.00
About: 1 CD / 72 minutesRead by Penn JilletteAlso available on cassetteI hate Negroponte.
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (January 1, 1995)
9780679439196 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $30.00
About: One of the founding fathers of the information age discusses the impact of digital technology on the modern world, discussing such topics as multimedia, the effects of digital transmission on copyright, and virtual reality.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679762904
 
With Marty Asher (other contributor) | from Vintage Books (January 1, 1996)
9780679762904 | details & prices | 6.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: An exploration of the mysteries of modern technology examines the realities of multimedia, virtual reality, the Internet, CD-ROM, and other innovations; speculates about technology's future; and analyzes the social implications of technology
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780679439547
 
With Penn Jillette (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Random House (December 1, 1994)
9780679439547 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $14.00
About: One of the founding fathers of the information age provides an inside glimpse of the impact of digital technology on the modern world, discussing such topics as multimedia, the effects of digital transmission on copyright, and virtual reality.

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