In the Spring of 1996, hundreds of international leaders in business, law, government, and education gathered at Harvard University to discuss the growing and future impact of the Internet: one of the most potent technological innovations of this century. This volume, which includes the writings, discussion transcripts, and computer demonstrations from this ground-breaking forum, provides an expert assessment of the impact of this rapidly changing technology on business, government, media, and education for the next decade and into the new millennium.
CEOs and leaders of Microsoft, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, and Digital Equipment Corporation join dozens of business leaders in providing both first-hand accounts of current revolutionary changes in the computer industry, as well as their attending influence on the future of the organization, its workers, its customer relations, and the creation and ownership of products themselves. While these pieces serve as an excellent source for understanding today's hottest Internet technologies, they also explore the important issues regarding precisely what is at stake for a society with greater and growing ties to cyberspace.
Topics in this timely collection include privacy and security, property rights, censorship, telecommunications regulation, and the global impact of emerging Internet technologies.
About the Author
H. T. Kung is Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Harvard University Division of Applied Sciences.
Table of Contents
H. T. Kung, Harvard University
Neil L. Rudenstine, Harvard University
Larry Tesler, Apple Computer, Inc.
Bill Gates, Microsoft Corporation Diana Lady Dougan, Global Information Infrastructure Commission Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Steven McGeady, Intel Corporation Enrico Pestori, Digital Equipment Corporation
The Next-Generation Internet
The Wireless Internet
Global and Long-Term Impact of ATM
Security and Encryption on the Net
Library & Publishing
Opening the Gate: Increasing Content of the Internet
The Public Library Online
The Internet in the Classroom
The Market for Educational Applications of the Internet
AIDS and the Internet: Networks of Knowledge and Infection
Transforming Medicine and Health
Press & Politics
Life and Politics on the Net
Press and the New Media
The Government's Role in the Development of the Internet
The Paradigm of Interoperability: Standards-Setting for the Internet
Institutional Structure for the Internet: Who Will Control It?
The Place of the Internet in National and Global Information Infrastructure
Intellectual Property Online
Content Control on the Internet
Digital Convergence and Vertical Integration
Customer Relationships: What Happens to Brands?
The New Economics: How Will Value Be Created and Extracted?
Community and Market Formation: Where Will Business Occur?
Who Owns the Internet?
Cultural Imperialism on the Net
New Organizational Forms