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Building cyberspace: a brief history of Internet

Jon Bing

in Internet Governance: Infrastructure and Institutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199561131
eISBN:
9780191721199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561131.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This chapter provides a history of the development of the Internet in terms of its infrastructure, applications, and sources of inspiration. In doing so, it portrays the chief personalities, ideas, ... More


Why teach? The evolutionary origins and ecological consequences of costly information transfer

Livio Riboli-Sasco, Sam Brown, and François Taddei

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

If teaching is omnipresent in our knowledge societies, we know little about its evolutionary origins and we can hardly predict the outcome of today ever faster speed of information transfer made ... More


The Space of Crime

Ned Schantz

in Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335910
eISBN:
9780199868902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335910.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Women's Literature

This chapter considers how a cultural insistence on confined space emerges in direct proportion to the manifest range or intensity of female networking. Beginning with the tradition of the locked ... More


The internet and clinical neuropsychology: privacy, personal safety and effective internet use

Vaughan Bell

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.043
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

The internet is the single largest and most diverse resource available to clinical neuropsychologists and remains a powerful ally for any patient focused practitioner. It is useful not only because ... More


The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America

David M. Henkin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327204
eISBN:
9780226327228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327228.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Americans commonly recognize television, e-mail, and instant messaging as agents of pervasive cultural change. But many of us may not realize that what we now call snail mail was once just as ... More


Privacy at Risk: The New Government Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment

Christopher Slobogin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226762838
eISBN:
9780226762944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226762944.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Without our consent and often without our knowledge, the government can constantly monitor many of our daily activities, using closed circuit TV, global positioning systems, and a wide array of other ... More


The Magic of the Internet

David Ehrenfeld

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

I am the only person in my university building who wants no part of the university’s free e-mail and who does not surf the Internet, which makes me the ... More


Communicating with the patient and trying to influence behaviour

Edwina Kidd and Ole Fejerskov

in Essentials of Dental Caries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198738268
eISBN:
9780191916861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738268.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Dentistry

In the previous chapters, the point has been made that dental caries is controllable by the patient regularly disturbing the biofilm, the use of fluoride, especially ... More


The Social Effects of Keitai and Personal Computer E-mail in Japan

Kakuko Miyata, Jeffrey Boase, and Barry Wellman

in Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113120
eISBN:
9780262276818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113120.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on keitai, its adoption and social effects, and presents arguments on the role of keitai in developing new supportive relationships, highlighting three supportive dimensions ... More


Sherlock Nero and Us

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Some people have a drink when they get home from work—a martini, a beer. Maybe two or three. Life is especially stressful in the twenty-first century. The ... More


Pseudocommunities

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0015
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

To begin with a little anecdote. There is a classroom, an ugly, badly shaped, windowless room in a modern university building designed with students not in ... More


Social Evolution versus Sudden Change

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0017
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

In an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, meeting at the Vatican on October 22, 1996, Pope John Paul II accepted the theory of evolution, thus ... More


Large Newspapers

Robert Lee Hotz

in A Field Guide for Science Writers

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195174991
eISBN:
9780197562239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195174991.003.0013
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

It was a nice rock, as rocks go—a substantial chip of rose-colored quartz gleaming with flecks of crystal—but not the sort of stone that might grace a ... More


Theories of Self-Interest and Collective Action

Peter R. Monge and Noshir Contractor

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195160369
eISBN:
9780197565636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195160369.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design

Many social theories are based on generative mechanisms that are directly relevant to the emergence and coevolution of human networks. Ironically, as Monge ... More


Water for Life

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Over a billion people don’t have access to a safe water supply. And a third of the world’s population lacks basic sanitation with the result that more than ... More


Administrators

Scott W Simmons

in Handbook of Communication in Anaesthesia & Critical Care: A Practical Guide to Exploring the Art

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199577286
eISBN:
9780191917912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199577286.003.0028
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Anesthesiology

In our modern healthcare systems, clinicians find themselves dealing face-to-face with administrators at many different levels. Unfortunately, there often ... More


Using Data for Growth

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers suggestions on how to use data for worker center growth. Strong organizations know the importance of good data and invest people, money, and time into creating effective data ... More


Writing

Maurizio Ferraris

in Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256150
eISBN:
9780823261321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256150.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the function of mobile phones as writing machines that, together with e-mails, do not only convey phonetic writing but also ideograms. It first outlines a phenomenology of the ... More


Introduction: ‘For what is a letter?’

Jonathan Ellis

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The Introduction outlines the history and reception of poets’ letters from the Romantic period to the present day, what many epistolary critics might gloss as a journey from ‘the golden age of letter ... More


Always-On/Always-On-You: The Tethered Self

Sherry Turkle

in Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262113120
eISBN:
9780262276818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262113120.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on how the intimacy of people with their communication devices results in attitude changes. It discusses the role of mobile phones, e-mail, text messages, and online interaction ... More


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