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The second volume of The Information Revolution 3-volume series.




The Information Revolution

ISBN: 0-9763857-3-2 (Paperback)
ISBN: 0-9763857-4-0 (Hardback)
Pages: 352
Publication Date: September 2005

About the Author
J. R. Okin is a technology consultant who specializes in systems engineering. His clients have included AT&T Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Unix International, and the Open Software Foundation. During the dot com boom, Mr. Okin worked as the Director of Software Engineering and Development at a small Internet startup in New York City. He received a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and a master's degree from Cambridge University, both in English Literature.

   The Information Revolution presents the complete history of the World Wide Web - from its original design and engineering as a information management system at CERN to its introduction onto the Internet and its rapid acceptance as a de facto standard for publishing information on the Internet to its role in transforming the Internet into a resource that virtually anyone can use. The Web's history is followed by a detailed explanation of how the Web's technology works and why it works so well. This book also examines many of the ways in which business, government, other organizations, and individuals are using the Web, and it explores how the Web is changing to meet changing needs.
   The Information Revolution explains:
  • How the Internet was navigated and how information was managed on the Internet before the arrival of the Web.

  • Who invented the Web and how its creator’s vision and commitment helped to ensure the Web's success.

  • How the Web works, and why its technology spread so rapidly.

  • How the Web evolved into a multimedia information publication system and its impact on publishing and broadcasting.

  • Why information is the lifeblood of the Web, and how the Web constitutes an information space on the Internet.

  • How the Web empowers individuals.

  • How the Web has a hidden, dark side that tracks information about us.

  • Why the Web must change in order to survive and the planning underway to transform the Web's information space into a knowledge space.

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