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The Net is revolutionizing the way millions of people work, learn, fall in love, create art, do business, share news, make friends, and entertain themselves. In NetWorld! , David H. Rothman explores this new electronic meeting place, as well as theMoreThe Net is revolutionizing the way millions of people work, learn, fall in love, create art, do business, share news, make friends, and entertain themselves. InNetWorld!, David H. Rothman explores this new electronic meeting place, as well as the cotroversy that threatens itthe epic struggle between Netfolk and those who would crush freedom and privacy online. Here Rothman gives a complete rundown of whats at stake, and tells the story of Washingtons Orwellian treatment of Phil Zimmermann, the programmer who popularized a spy-resistant way to transmit e-mail.NetWorld! isnt about bits and bytes, its about people and what happens when they come together online. Inside youll discover:The Anglican priest who uses encryption to safeguard confessions he receives in cyberspaceBob and JoAnn Lilienfeld, the husband and wife team who started an electronic toystore called White Rabbit ToysThe handsome young Australian who got engaged to the Kansas City college student he met onlineNova Scotia teens who are using the Internet to improve their reading and writing skillsRob Lord and Jeff Patterson, who are giving big record companies a run for their money with their Internet Underground Music Archive, where the hottest new bands share their music with fans around the worldDave Harmon, who started Walkers in Darkness, an electronic self-help group for people suffering from depressionAn engaging, up-to-the-minute portrait of a landmark innovation, NetWorld! is as relevant to Netheads who log on everyday as it is to people who hate computers.About the AuthorDavid H. Rothman has writtenmore than half a dozen books about people and high technology, including The Silicon Jungle, The Complete Laptop Computer Guide, and The Electronic Activist: How to Speak Out and Organize on the Internet. The Washington Post has praised him for sprightly, thorough reporting on a fast-changing industry, and the New York Times and Library Journal have described his style as entertaining. ABC and NBC have both aired stories based on his investigative journalism.