The Virtual Bookcase for browsing and sharing reviews of books. New to this site? Read the welcome page first.

The Virtual Bookcase Home
Recent reviews
Collected book news
Welcome to this site

Book details of 'Release 2.1 : A Design for Living in the Digital Age'

Cover of Release 2.1 : A Design for Living in the Digital Age
TitleRelease 2.1 : A Design for Living in the Digital Age
Author(s)Esther Dyson
PublishedOctober 1998
PublisherBroadway Books
Web links for this book
Search at
Wikipedia booksources
Shop for this book
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases

Back to shelf Computer history/fun


Vote for this book

The Virtual Bookcase Reviews of 'Release 2.1 : A Design for Living in the Digital Age':

Reviewer wrote:
This is noted digerati Esther Dyson's "upgrade" to Release 2.0, her guide to life in a wired world. Geared to the Net newbie, Dyson discusses the changes that the Internet has imposed on many areas of our lives, such as work, communities, and education. She is optimistic about the growth of the Internet and addresses skeptics' concerns about the future of online privacy and security issues, ownership of online content, governance of cyberspace, and more. Much has happened since the first edition of Dyson's book was published in 1997, and she smoothly blends her updates into the original manuscript. The most notable changes to the book reflect the growth of e-commerce. Dyson follows the progress of the original eight companies profiled in 2.0 and introduces five new Internet business pioneers. She also charts the advances in privacy and security tools, the backlash against spam, and the overturning of the Communications Decency Act (which occurred shortly before the publication of her first book). In this version, Dyson also excerpts e-mail comments and articles from her Web site ( to support the statements in her text. Seasoned netizens may find that they're familiar with many of the controversies in this plan for the digital age, but newcomers will find it to be a valuable guideline to our changing way of life.

Add my review for Release 2.1 : A Design for Living in the Digital Age
Search The Virtual Bookcase

Enter a title word, author name or ISBN.

The shelves in The Virtual Bookcase

Arts and architecture (25)
Biography (24)
Business and Management (120)
Cars and driving (53)
Cartoons (45)
Children's books (180)
Computer (475)
Computer history/fun (113)
Computer networks (382)
Computer programming (215)
Computer security (272)
Cook books (89)
Fantasy (154)
Fiction (446)
Health and body (71)
History (138)
Hobby (37)
Horror (65)
Humorous books (52)
Literature (57)
Operating systems (94)
Outdoor camping (162)
Outdoors (236)
Politics (85)
Privacy (61)
Psychology (55)
Religion (17)
Science (113)
Science Fiction (156)
Self-help books (56)
Technology (14)
Travel guides (308)
War and weapons (29)
World Wide Web (213)
Zen (5)
Other books (89)

The Virtual Bookcase is created and maintained by Koos van den Hout. Contact e-mail
Site credits
Copyright © 2000-2020 Koos van den Hout / The Virtual Bookcase Copyright and privacy statement