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Adventures on the Net

About The Book

With a winning combination of bemusement, frustration, and affection, John Seabrook takes us along on his personal journey from "newbie" to old hand in cyberspace. Along the way, he sheds light on the history of the Internet and how it evolved from a geeky hobby into an important part of mainstream popular culture, and in engaging, often hilarious descriptions he de mystifies this new, ever-expanding world. For anyone thinking about getting on-line, for computer hacks interested in comparing notes, and even for nodrivers on the information highway, Deeper is a one-of-a-kind guidebook, at once informative, evocative, and beautifully written.

About The Author

Seabrook graduated from St. Andrew's School in 1976, Princeton University in 1981 and received an M.A. in English Literature from Oxford.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Touchstone (February 19, 1998)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780684838731

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Raves and Reviews

Brian Eno What a relief and an enlightenment to read a book about the Internet which is neither naively utopian nor ignorantly Luddite.

James Coates Chicago Tribune Seabrook describes with vintage New Yorker wit and eloquence the landscape of the World Wide Web.

Kent Roberts The Dallas Morning News A very wise exploration of the Internet. Seabrook's is one of the first books to take the discussion beyond advocacy to a careful study of the realities, possibilities and ideologies of the Internet. Written brilliantly.... Great books about the idea of progress are great books about people. Seabrook has written one in Deeper.

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