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|Title||:||Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet|
|Author||:||William H. Davidow|
|Number of Pages||:||241|
|Category||:||Non fiction, Internet, Technology, Business, Computers, Psychology, Politics|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Overconnected: The Promise and Threat of the Internet In OVERCONNECTED Bill Davidow explains how the almost miraculous success of the Internet in connecting the world through the Worldwide Web has also created a unique set of hazards in effect overconnecting us with the direst of consequences p The benefits of our recently arrived at state of connectivity have been myriad from the ease with which it has been possible to buy a new house to the convenience of borrowing and investing money profitably But the luxuries of the connected age have taken on a momentum all of their own By counter intuitively anatomizing how being overconnected tends to create systems of positive feedback that have largely negative consequences Davidow explains everything from the recent Subprime mortgage crisis to the meltdown of Iceland from the loss of people s privacy to the spectacular fall of the stock market All because we were so miraculously wired together p Explaining how such symptoms of Internet connection as unforeseeable accidents and how thought contagions acted to accelerate the downfall and make us permanently vulnerable to catastrophe Davidow places our recent experience in historical perspective and offers a set of practical steps to minimize similar disasters in the future p .
William Davidow is a successful Silicon Valley venture capitalist philanthropist and author and as a senior vice president of Intel Corporation he was responsible for the design of the Intel microprocessor chip He has written three previous books Marketing High Technology The Free Press and Total Customer Service Harper both with Bro Uttal and The Virtual Corporation Harper with Michael Malone as well as columns for Forbes and numerous op ed pieces He graduated from Dartmouth College has a masters degree from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph D from Stanford University He serves on the boards of Cal Tech the California Nature Conservancy and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research