[PDF] Moths to the Flame: The Seductions of Computer Technology Gregory J. E. Rawlins


Moths to the Flame is a heady mixture of futuristic prophecy and historical perspective covering all aspects of computer technology, some frightening, some practical, some fanciful. . . . Intelligent lay readers will find that Rawlins…is plenty smart without being obscurantist. — Publishers Weekly
In Moths to the Flame , Gregory Rawlins takes us on a humorous yet thought-provoking tour of the world wrought by modern technology.
The book’s first four chapters explore the worlds of privacy, virtual reality, publishing, and computer networks, while the last four focus on social issues such as warfare, jobs, computer catastrophes, and the future itself. Throughout, eye-opening historical comparisons give a context for the computer age, showing how new technologies have always bred hope and resistance. Provocative yet balanced and sophisticated, Moths to the Flame is an indispensable guidebook to the future.

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