Ronda Hauben on Fri, 9 Apr 1999 21:34:54 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Social perspective of Internet - Netizens book

   Someone on nettime suggested I post a table of contents of our book
"Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet"
The book presents a social perspective of the Internet and Usenet
and challenges the purely commercial view for the future of the 
Internet that is being promoted by the main stream press in the 
in the U.S.  Also chapter 6 of Netizens describes the roots of 
the interactive, participatory vision that gave birth to the
Internet, and which grew out of a critique by computer and 
communications scientists of the secret way important decisions 
were made during WWII.  - Ronda <>

         Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet
                    by Michael Hauben and Ronda Hauben 
                             TABLE OF CONTENTS
           Thomas Truscott


PART I.   The Present: What Has Been Created and How 

Chapter 1.   The Net and Netizens: The Effect the Net Has on People's Lives 
Chapter 2.   The Evolution of Usenet: The Poor Man's ARPANET 
Chapter 3.   The Social Forces Behind the Development of Usenet

Chapter 4.   The World of Usenet

PART II.   The Past: Where Has It All Come From 

Chapter 5.   The Vision of Interactive Computing and the Future

Chapter 6.   Cybernetics,Time-sharing, Human-Computer Symbiosis and Online
               Communities: Creating a Supercommunity of Online Communities 
Chapter 7.   Behind the Net: The Untold Story of the ARPANET and 
               Computer Science
Chapter 8.   The Birth and Development of the ARPANET

Chapter 9.   On the Early History and Impact of Unix: Tools to Build 
               the Tools for a New Millennium 
Chapter 10.  On the Early Days of Usenet: The Roots of the Cooperative 
               Online Culture 
PART III.   And the Future? 

Chapter 11.  The NTIA Conference on the Future of the Net:Creating a 
               Prototype for a Democratic Decision-Making Process
Chapter 12.  "Imminent Death of the Net Predicted!"

Chapter 13.  The Effect of the Net on the Professional News Media
               The Usenet Collective /Man-Computer News Symbiosis
Chapter 14.  The Net and the Future of Politics: The Ascendancy of 
               the Commons
Chapter 15.  Exploring New York City's Online Community
               A Snapshot of nyc.general
PART III.   Contributions Toward Developing a Theoretical Framework

Chapter 16.  The Expanding Commonwealth of Learning
               Printing and the Net
Chapter 17.  'Arte': An Economic Perspective
               The Role of "Arte" in the Production of Social Wealth
Chapter 18.   The Computer as a Democratizer

Glossary of Acronyms 




   368 pages. 6" x 9" Hardcover. May 1997. ISBN 0-8186-7706-6.
   Catalog # BP07706 - $25.00 Members / $28.95 List
   IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Almitos, California

(The IEEE CS Press web site is at )

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