Reconnecting Personal Computers
How did we get from Personal Computing to Cloud Computing?
Xerox/PARC and ARPA origins
Ties personal computers back into corporate servers
Social Production defined
Tim Berners-Lee and the World Wide Web
Netscape commercializes browsers
The Social implications of Cloud Computing
Free stuff but growing income and wealth gap
Double edged sword of social production
Crossing organizational and national boundaries
Another episode in the struggle between personal liberation and the power of collaboration
- Reconnecting Personal Computers
- Letting Markets Decide and the Triumph of the Service Economy
- Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, The Commanding Heights: The Battle for the WorldEconomy (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998), ch. 12, “The Delayed Revolution: America’s New Balance,” 338-378.
- Shane Hamilton, Trucking Country, “Deregulatory Capitalism,” 224-231
- Jefferson Cowie, Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last days of the Working Class (New York: The New Press:, 2010), “Introduction,” 1-20; ch. 8 “Dead Man’s Town,” 357-370
- **Spar, Riding the Waves, ch. 6, “Trusting Microsoft,” 287-326.
- Temp Worker Writes Of 'Belly Of The Online Shopping Beast': http://www.npr.org/2013/12/05/248934817/temporary-worker-writes-about-belly-of-the-online-shopping-beast
- Office Space (1999, Dir. Mike Judge) - Streaming on Collab
- In one paragraph, describe a specific Massive On-line Open Course (MOOC). In the next two paragraphs, comment on how changes in attitudes towards the market and in the digital infrastructure have enabled MOOCs. In the final paragraph state the advantages and disadvantages of MOOCS.