The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

Jonathan L. Zittrain has written an interesting, informative and innovative book titles The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It. . I use the word “innovative” because the web version, which is available in full text at incorporates added features to engage the reader.

To quote from his introduction:

“…The Internet’s current trajectory is one of lost opportunity. Its salvation lies in the hands of its millions of users. Drawing on generative technologies like Wikipedia that have so far survived their own successes, this book shows how to develop new technologies and social structures that allow users to work creatively and collaboratively, participate in solutions, and become true ‘netizens.’ ”

“This is a collaborative experiment, which will depend on the intelligent participation of readers for its success. We invite you to join in and take part in this important conversation.”

Although the complete book is availabe on the web in full text, interested readers are encouraged to purchase the print version to help support the ongoing efforts of Mr. Zittrain

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