The editors describe this book as "a historical study of the effect of the internet ... on traditional business practices in the United States."
Since the book is fairly recent (2008), I expect much of this will be worthwhile and timely, though they do mention that they will look into historical case-studies and attempt to focus on "know facets," which I hope to mean they will stick to well-grounded facts and avoid speculation on present fads.
An overview of content:
- Part 1 (Ch.2) provides a brief review of the history and evolution of the Internet.
- Part 2 (3-6) examines the basic technologies of the Internet.
- Part 3 (7 and8) explore the development of commerce on the Internet.
- Part 4 (9-11) examine the impact of the Internet on traditional media.
- Part 5 (12, 13) considers internet applications that replace traditional networks and create new ones
- Part 6 (14, 15) considers the illegal or socially undesirable aspects of the Internet
- Part 7 (16) reminds the reader that noncommercial forces remain powerful
EN: this title is a collection of essays by different authors on related topics. As such, it will be disjointed and random. It's also worth mentioning that the book is a survey for business users, so much of the information may be fundamental-level details, so I expect to be skipping a lot.