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Masters of the wired world : cyberspace speaks out
Leer, Anne C.
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London ; Alexandria, VA : Financial Times/Pitman, 1999.
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xii, 419 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
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We live in a digital age - the wired world. But what does this mean for the way we work, our industries and for business in general? This book is a mix of policy, economics, sociology, technology and, importantly, how they impact on the way we do business and think about business.

Table of Contents

Rt Hon Tony BlairAnne LeerAnne LeerAl GoreMartin BangemannAlvin TofflerArthur C. ClarkeAnne LeerDenis GilhoolySimon OlswangBrian KahinPeter CochraneAnne LeerDavid PotterJames L. BarksdaleJohn PatrickKarel Van MiertAnne LeerWill WyattDavid PuttnamSimon Murison-BowieRoberto MinioHugh BrettAnne LeerDavid FeenyRobert WinterNathaniel BorensteinRandall S. HancockAnne LeerDonald J. JohnstonLee SteinDeborah HurleyMichael R. NelsonAnne LeerCharles JonscherJeffrey OwensMichael FinleyMark RadcliffeAnne LeerPeter MandelsonJames MartinJohn DanielHarald NorvikAnne LeerEdith CressonChris YappGlenn R. JonesAnne LeerNicholas NegroponteCharles HandyArne FjortoftMarjorie Scardino
Forewordp. viii
About the Editorp. x
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
1 Visions of the Wired World
Introduction: Political promise to the testp. 5
Putting people first in the Information Agep. 7
The global on-line economy: private and public sector co-operation in policy developmentp. 18
Shocks, waves and power in the Digital Agep. 22
Technology and humanity -- the shape of what's to comep. 31
2 The Global Information Infrastructure
Introduction: Gatekeepers' paradisep. 39
The twilight of telecommunications: towards the Global Internet Infrastructurep. 42
Regulation: pathways in the Wired Worldp. 53
Convergence, value and changep. 63
The global grid of chaosp. 73
3 The Market
Introduction: Big through small gets beautifulp. 85
Building success in a global marketp. 88
Ramping up for the Net economyp. 97
The opportunity and the challenge to sustain rapid Internet growthp. 105
Competition rules OKp. 113
4 Content
Introduction: Have bandwidth, need contentp. 125
The BBC in a digital worldp. 128
Filling up the pipelinesp. 134
Forms and functions of digital content in educationp. 142
From Bibles to new Buyables: traditional publishers and the digital challengep. 152
Copyright in a Digital Agep. 162
5 Technology
Introduction: Here today, gone tomorrowp. 177
Lasting ideas within turbulent technologyp. 180
Digital dilemmas for broadcastersp. 190
The future of the Internet and the Internet of the futurep. 197
The quest for killer applicationsp. 208
6 Electronic Commerce
Introduction: From money to information transactionsp. 225
Global electronic commerce -- realizing the potentialp. 228
The analogue analogy: the key to electronic commercep. 238
Security and privacy lawsp. 247
Politics and policy-making in the electronic marketplacep. 261
7 The Networked Economy
Introduction: The changing world of asset tradingp. 275
The economics of cyberspacep. 278
Electronic commerce: taxing timesp. 286
Beyond competition in a Wired World: technology, human nature and business in the 2000sp. 296
Intellectual property and the Global Information Infrastructurep. 303
8 Wired Organizations
Introduction: Screen societyp. 315
The digital governmentp. 318
Building the cyber-corporationp. 324
The rise of the mega-universityp. 333
Home PCs for everyone -- the Statoil IT Stepp. 343
9 Public Services
Introduction: Citizen care in a Wired Worldp. 353
Towards an information- and knowledge-based societyp. 355
Lifelong learning: the renaissance of educationp. 362
Free Market Fusion: public/private collaborative relationshipsp. 372
10 People
Introduction: Readers' Indigestp. 383
Being digital in the Wired Worldp. 386
The age of uncertainty versus the age of greatnessp. 395
Challenging the digital divide - the gap between the information rich and the information poorp. 402
Afterwordp. 411
Indexp. 414