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Silicon Snake Oil Cliff Stoll

Silicon Snake Oil By Cliff Stoll

Silicon Snake Oil by Cliff Stoll


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Summary

This text deals with the myths and realities of the Internet, looking at the darker side of the information superhighway and attempting to reveal its hidden hazards. It examines issues of data transfer, discussion group activity, and business and commercial transactions.

Silicon Snake Oil Summary

Silicon Snake Oil by Cliff Stoll

In his previous work, The Cuckoo's Egg, the author related the story of how, through the Internet, he uncovered a computer spy ring. This new text deals with the myths and realities of the Internet, looking at the darker side of the information superhighway and attempting to reveal its hidden hazards. It illustrates how electronic data transfer can be slow, less reliable, and more expensive than communication by phone, fax, and even the postal service. The work argues that discussion groups, lauded for providing access to information and diverse opinons, are in fact hotbeds of rumour, where conversations about issues frequently degenerate into the rude, offensive and tasteless, and where technical questions often elicit inaccurate answers. The text also suggests that business transactions on the Internet are, at best, perfunctory and, at worst, dangerous.

Additional information

GOR002843400
9780330344425
0330344420
Silicon Snake Oil by Cliff Stoll
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
19960412
247
N/A
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