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Silicon snake oil

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Computers and civilization.,
  • Internet (Computer network),
  • Information technology.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementClifford Stoll.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA76.9.C66
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21337559M
    ISBN 100385419937
    ISBN 109780385419932


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