Internet

Penguin Books

  Go ahead, click that link below.  It's got to be safe, right? 

Nobody would deliberately cause harm to you on the Internet, after all.  If only that were true. 

So much of what appears on the Internet is NOT true, or at least not currently. 

Mathematician/science journalist/watchdog Charles Seife looks at the situation in his book Virtual Unreality: The New Era of Digital Deception.

PenguinRandomhouse

The top-selling music album in the year 2000 sold nearly ten million copies. 

The top album last year sold about a third of that number. 

Many fewer people pay for music these days, when they can get it for free on the Internet. 

Exactly the point of Stephen Witt's book "How Music Got Free." 

Bringing Broadband To The Rural Coast

Jul 17, 2014
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Just because you live in a rural area doesn't mean you have to live with slow Internet service. 

Actually, in a lot of cases, it does. 

Not by design… it's just that providing broadband service in rural areas just doesn't add up financially for would-be providers. 

So it takes some goosing from public coffers to get broadband to remote areas. 

Perseus Books

There's such a mixture of triumph and tragedy in the story of Danny Lewin. 

The triumph came with computers: he figured out ways to make the Internet faster.  The tragedy came in his early death: Lewin was 31 when he boarded one of the planes that ended up crashing into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.