Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through the Terribly Libertarian Culture of High Tech by Paulina Borsook

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Published by PublicAffairs .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Social Aspects - General,
  • Internet - General,
  • Computers And Society,
  • Subculture,
  • Technology & Industrial Arts,
  • Computers,
  • Social Aspects,
  • History: World,
  • Public Affairs & Administration,
  • Libertarianism,
  • United States,
  • Social Science,
  • Attutudes,
  • Geeks (Computer enthusiasts),
  • High technology

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8717005M
ISBN 101891620789
ISBN 109781891620782

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The author wrote in her Preface to the paperback edition of this book, "This is a book about people and culture, not about computer hardware and software. It's about a culture that existed before the creation of Silicon Valley and the Internet and that will be around long after high tech has retreated to being just one industrial sector among many and has ceased being regarded as sacred fire."3/5(21).

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Book Shopping: Table of Contents for "Cyberselfish" The Making of "Cyberselfish" Introduction Ravers and gilders. In which I describe something of the strange land of technolibertarianism (it's a culture, not a political party) that I will be guiding readers through.

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Digital insiders like Mr. Lanier and Paulina Borsook, the author of the book “Cyberselfish,” have noted the easily distracted, adolescent quality of much of cyberculture. "Cyberselfish" was originally set to be published three years ago by Hardwired, the now-defunct imprint of Wired Ventures, but the book bounced to Broadway Books Author: Brad Wieners.

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Sign up. Paulina Borsook - Cyberselfish permalink # of Elise Matthesen (lioness) Wed 26 Jul 00 Ansible is a zine put out by Dave Langford, author of interesting stuff including material collected in THE SILENCE OF THE LANGFORD and LET'S HEAR IT.

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Paulina Borsook - Cyberselfish permalink #15 of Andrew Brown (andrewb) Sat 1 Jul 00 How do you rate the suggestion in Ellen Ullman's book that there is a certain sort of personality type drawn to computers and a particular brand of politics: might be technolibertarianism, or it might be trotskyism.

My new book, “Cyberselfish: A Critical Romp Through the Terribly Libertarian Culture of High-Tech,” describes the religion of high-tech, if religion is understood to be a set of mostly Author: Paulina Borsook.

Paulina Borsook - Cyberselfish permalink #44 of Paulina Borsook (loris) Tue 4 Jul 00 yeah i've never said cfp was a monoculture and the portion of the chapter on the crypto wars, where i talk about cfp, is not meant to be the definitive history/discussion of cfp.

i was talking about cfp in its cpunk context.

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