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

Dan Lynch <dlynch@zdexpos.com> Thu, 02 March 1995 17:39 UTC

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From: Dan Lynch <dlynch@zdexpos.com>
Subject: Re: Newsweek 2/27 - Cliff Stoll - Curmudegeon of Cyberspace

In a big parade even the elephant pooper scooper gets attention.

Dan

At  3:33 PM 3/1/95 -0800, Susan Estrada wrote:
>>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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