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Cached: Decoding the Internet in Global Popular Culture

Stephanie Ricker Schulte

Abstract

In the 1980s and 1990s, the Internet became a major player in the global economy and a revolutionary component of everyday life for much of the United States and the world. It offered users new ways to relate to one another, to share their lives, and to spend their time—shopping, working, learning, and even taking political or social action. Policymakers and news media attempted—and often struggled—to make sense of the emergence and expansion of this new technology. They imagined the Internet in conflicting terms: as a toy for teenagers, a national security threat, a new democratic frontier, a ... More

Keywords: Internet, new technology, core technology, global economy, national security threat, information superhighway, virtual reality, globalization, revolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814708668
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814708668.001.0001

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Stephanie Ricker Schulte, author

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