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Hailing the brave new e-world

'Many Internet years ago' - in 1995 - Bill Mitchell published his inspirational City of Bits - a 'first sketch for some of the questions we ought to be asking about the digital world', as he put it in his talk at the aa earlier this week. He has now updated it with a new volume, E-topia, an 'agnostic' sort of title, he says, which seems to mask a great sense of optimism about the 'soft transformation' of the environment which he envisages.

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