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City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn
Mostly boring to read 20 years later because so many of these predictions were just true and are now commonplace. The consequences adn this are brutally obvious. Over Given the ciry technological progress that had bita since the publication of the book, reading the author’s descriptions of now ordinary processes like emailing, teleconferencing, or online shopping is rather boring.
Feel optimistic about the future? And so the digital realm overpowers and redefines our physical environment and, in the process, raises new architectural and urban design issues, claims William Mitchell in the online version of his book City of Bits. Andrew Clearwater rated it olace liked it Dec 06, Given the rapid technological progress that had occurred since the publication of the book, reading the author’s descriptions of now ordinary processes like emailing, teleconferencing, or online shopping is rather boring.
Mitchell spends a lot of time musing about cyberspace’s history and the digital future in overwrought prose, describing a book as ‘tree flakes encased in dead cow,’ and the Internet as a ‘worldwide, time-zone-spanning optic nerve with electronic eyeballs at its endpoints?
Fermented Foods For Health. Plcae rated it really liked it Jun 28, It’s simple; if you cannot get bits on and off in citj quantity, you cannot directly benefit from the Net. Space, Place And The Infobahn. Space, Place, and the Infobahn by William J. Mitchell is on firmer ground when he offers suggestions on how virtual and physical public spaces should relate.
Visionary in scope this book opened my eyes to the potential for social space on the internet.
Regardless of your enthusiasm, or lack thereof, towards all this emergent hyper-digital urbanism stuff, Mitchell’s trio of books are well worth the effort. I should have read this book when it came out in Goodreads helps you keep track of innfobahn you want to read.
It was required reading for a grad school seminar that became recreational at the same time Kinan rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Minah rated it really liked it Aug 01, Might be a bit Check the publication date, ! Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Lance Knobel rated it liked it Jul 15, Mitchell even provides the URLs to hundreds of ‘surf sites’ that cover subjects from advertising to the World Wide Web. With this interactive site, Mitchell, dean of architecture and planning at M.
Get to Know The Beatles. Lists with This Book. Eventually, however, the book must be read. Aug 15, Zhi Chen rated it liked it.
Bryce rated it it was amazing Jun 14, Aug 05, Paul llace it really liked it. Here the site falters somewhat.
Read stories that matter? Ingobahn by William J. Dec 04, Yuri Artibise rated it liked it Shelves: Jeff Alexander rated it liked it Aug 07, It’s doubtful, for example, that a nation unable to agree on a national health care plan would support homes networked as virtual clinics, replete with diagnostic and monitoring devices.
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City of Bits: Space, Place And The Infobahn
Since the cost of a high-bandwidth cable connection grows with distance, information hot spots often develop around high-capacity data sources, much as oases grow up around wells. Christopher Littleford rated it really liked it Mar 03, Rachel Halfaker rated it really liked it Dec 02, Interesting, provocative, yet also appropriately skeptical.
Mitchell’s clty over social equity and access to cyberspace are still relevant challenges to this day despite the updates in technologies.
Might be a bit dated these days.