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Geographers are only just starting to theorize and study the emerging phenomenon of cyber- space. City of Bits, however, is one of the few works about . City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. William J. Mitchell; Emerging World Cities in Pacific Asia. Fu-chen Lo and Yue-man Yeung, editors. City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn. William J. Mitchell, Author MIT Press (MA) $20 (p) ISBN

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Infobbahn so the digital realm overpowers and redefines our physical environment and, in the process, raises new architectural and urban design issues, claims Bitts Mitchell in the online version of his book City of Bits. Lance Knobel rated it liked it Jul 15, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Rachel Halfaker rated it really liked it Dec 02, Space, Place And The Infobahn.

Dendy Dm rated it nad was amazing May 10, William Mitchell makes extensive use of practical examples and illustrations in a technically well-grounded yet accessible examination of architecture and urbanism in the context of the digital telecommunications revolution, the ongoing miniaturization of electronics, the commodification of bits, and the growing domination of software over materialized oof.

Space, Place, and the Infobahn by William J. Accessibility is redefined; tapping directly into a broadband data highway is like being on Main Street, but a low baud-rate connection puts you out in the boonies, where the flow of information reduces to a trickle, where you cannot make so many connections, and where interactions are less intense.


If the value of real estate in the traditional urban fabric is determined by location, location, location, as property pundits never tire of repeatingthen the value of a network connection is determined by bandwidth, bandwidth, bandwidth. Lists with This Book. The seven chapters are amply hyperlinked, reviews will be posted on an ongoing basis, and readers are invited to leave comments, to which the author may respond.

A friend of mine was nonplussed, he said, “I already knew all this stuff. Jul 31, John McElhenney rated it it was amazing. Jill rated it liked it Jul 26, Want to Read saving….

Here Mitchell is more realistic: Feel optimistic about the future? Andrew Clearwater rated it really liked it Dec 06, Gardening Made Easy E-Book. Some interesting concepts, but quite dated now. Cali rated it really liked it Jun 17, That said, I do love the extended architectural metaphor.

City of Bits: Space, Place And The Infobahn

This guy is an architect first and an info architect second. This book is in my “books-to-read” wishlist. Minah rated it really liked it Aug 01, To ask other readers questions about City of Bitsplease sign up. Christopher Littleford rated it really liked it Mar 03, Mitchell even provides the URLs to hundreds of ‘surf sites’ that cover subjects from advertising to the World Wide Web. Thoughtstones rated it liked plxce Feb 17, Citizen access to electronic public sites such as government agency Web pages and community networks shouldn’t be limited to computers in the home or business, he writes.

Saurabh rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Want to gain a fresh perspective? It’s simple; if you cannot get bits on and off in sufficient quantity, you cannot directly benefit from the Net. Dec 17, Sourabh Rohilla rated it it was amazing. Check the publication date, !


City of Bits: Space, Place And The Infobahn

Overall, it was a thoughtful piece and a decent read. Eventually, however, the book must be read. Nart Barileva rated it liked it Apr 22, Paperbackpages. The bondage of bandwidth is displacing the tyranny of distance, and a new economy of land use and transportation is emerging — an economy in which high-bandwidth connectivity is an increasingly crucial variable. People need access via civic architecture: Paolo Mazzoleni rated it it was amazing Aug 31, Best Of Mother Earth News: Janne rated it really liked it Jun 21, Mostly boring to read 20 years later because so many of these predictions were just true and are now commonplace.

Trivia About City of Bits: Might be a bit dated these days.

Jeff Alexander rated it liked it Aug 07, Published July 25th by Mit Press first published June 1st Dec 24, Michael rated it really liked it. Books by William J. An Economy of False Profits. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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