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How to build a low-tech internet

ByKris De DeckerMarie Otsuka

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We were told that the internet would dematerialize society and decrease energy use. Contrary to this projection, it has become a massive infrastructure and a rapidly growing energy consumer. In this series of articles, Low-tech Magazine examines the reasons behind the ever-expanding resource use of digital communication and what we can do about it. The internet isn't an autonomous being. Its growing energy use results from decisions made by software developers, web designers, marketeers, publishers, and internet users. By placing communications in a historical context and with the development of its lightweight, off-the-grid, and solar powered website, Low-tech Magazine challenges our high-tech approach to sustainability and highlights the possibilities of alternative solutions. Table of contents: 1. Why we need a speed limit for the internet 2. Email in the 18th century: the optical telegraph 3. How to build a low-tech internet? 4. How to build a low-tech website? 5. How sustainable is a solar powered website? 6. How and why I stopped buying laptops 7. Why the office needs a typewriter revolution This book contains 70 images in black & white.

Details

Publication Date
Jun 5, 2023
Language
English
ISBN
9781447667698
Category
Computers & Technology
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Kris De Decker, By (author): Marie Otsuka, By (author): Roel Roscam Abbing

Specifications

Pages
166
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)

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