By Clifford Stoll

In Silicon Snake Oil, Clifford Stoll, the best-selling writer of The Cuckoo's Egg and one of many pioneers of the net, turns his awareness to the much-heralded details street, revealing that it's not all it truly is cracked as much as be.  Yes, the web presents entry to a lot of companies, yet invaluable details is nearly most unlikely to discover and tough to entry. Is being online really priceless? "Few elements of lifestyle require computers...They're beside the point to cooking, using, vacationing, negotiating, consuming, climbing, dancing, talking, and gossiping. you do not need a working laptop or computer to...recite a poem or say a prayer." desktops cannot, Stoll claims, offer a richer or larger life.

A cautionary story approximately contemporary media darling, Silicon Snake Oil has sparked severe debate around the kingdom concerning the merits--and foibles--of what is been touted because the entranceway to our future.

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