Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias
In Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias, Peter Ludlow extends the approach he used so successfully in High Noon on the Electronic Frontier, offering a collection of writings that reflects the eclectic nature of the online world, as well as its tremendous energy and creativity. This time the subject is the emergence of governance structures within online communit...more
Paperback, 451 pages
Published May 25th 2001 by MIT Press (MA)
(first published April 16th 2001)
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Since I was familiar with Peter Ludlow’s writings and philosophies on linguistics and the Internet via some of Noam Chomsky’s writings, I saw the title and author of this book and thought it would be right “in my wheelhouse”. I wasn’t wrong. While only the introduction and first chapter are written by Ludlow, he has chosen several tech writers and online activists’ pieces to flesh out his views of the online realm and its governance (or lack thereof). I found this book to be fascinating and full...more