Re: Newsweek 2/27 - Cliff Stoll - Curmudegeon of Cyberspace

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From: Susan Estrada <sestrada@aldea.com>
Subject: Re: Newsweek 2/27 - Cliff Stoll - Curmudegeon of Cyberspace

From Publishers Weekly, January 16

Collision on the Superhighway

Astronomer Cliff Stoll takes more than a skeptical look at the information
superhighway in "Silicon Snake Oil" (Doubleday, Apr.).  Striking out
against the Internet, which he calls an alluring "distraction from reality"
that works against literacy, isolates people from one another and cheapens
the meaning of actual experience, he tells us that, though "the Internet
beckons brightly, seductively flashing an icon of knowledge-as-power, this
nonplace lures us to surrender our time on earth" -- strong words from the
man who wrote "The Cuckoo's Egg", about the awesome power of computer
networking.  Hoping to keep the lid on the book until the April pub date,
Doubleday has dispensed with advanced galleys and is launching the title
with Stoll's appearance on Prime Time Live and Good Morning America.


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