"Being Digital": The Future of Digital Technology Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

"Being Digital": The Future of Digital Technology
A review of Nicholas Negroponte's book "Being Digital".
# 36270 | 1,150 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 02, 2003 in Computer and Technology (General) , Literature (General)


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Description:

This paper looks at the book "Being Digital" written by Nicholas Negroponte that offers a history of media technology and how it has evolved over the years. The paper reviews his analysis of the future of digital technology and how it can affect science, technology and mankind. This paper posits that "Being Digital" is one of the most informative and well-researched books on information technology. The paper asserts that although it was written a relatively long time ago, this book still manages to portray ideas and views that are relevant today.

From the Paper:

"What is the connection between serving Evian mineral water in an American conference and fast paced digital transportation of data across computers in the world? Plenty, according to MIT professor and author of Being Digital, Nicholas Negroponte. In the case of Evian of mineral water, cases of mineral water are being shipped across thousand miles to America from France and in the same way digital information is being transported across thousand of computers across many countries in the world, only much faster. Take for example Negroponte's own words about the digital transportation of music. According to him, the transfer of music digitally through various computers across the world will become a revolutionary concept. And very soon other kinds of information too like books, newspapers, videocassettes will become primitive and outdated and it will soon come to a stage where we will be transferring information only digitally. This is one of the many points he discusses in his well-researched and very informative book - Being Digital."

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