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The Future of the Internet : And How to Stop It

By: Jonathan Zittrain

...ge intentionally left blank The Future of the Internet And How to Stop It Jonathan Zittrain Yale University Press New Haven & London A Caravan boo... ...nning entry of an open competition at www.worth1000.com. Copyright © 2008 by Jonathan Zittrain. All rights reserved. Subject to the exception immediat... ...burg, Virginia. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Zittrain, Jonathan ( Jonathan L.), 1969– The future of the Internet—and how to stop... ...omputers did not have to be built that way: there could simply be a world of consumer information technology that comprised appliances. As with a Flex... ...s, and car- tridges became a more cost-effective way to install software. The consumer merely needed to know how to load in the cassette, diskette, or ... ...m in the late 1980s, 1 what cheap processors would small firms and mainstream consumers be using today? One possibility is a set of information applia... ...ativity, but it lacks accessibility. 11 The Generative Pattern 77 Affordance Theory Fields such as psychology, industrial design, and human-computer i... ...ble options are as obvious and inviting as possible to the intended users. A theory of affordances can also be used to predict what various people migh... ...he damage that they can inadvertently do. Yet unlike generativity, affordance theory does not focus much on systemic output. Instead, it takes one obje...

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