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  • The Best of Verity Stobby Verity Stob

    Springer 2005; US$ 17.49

    This volume aims to appeal to anyone who works in the IT industry, from Windows to Linux, and from C++ to Java to Delphi to Visual Basic. While the humour has a technical ring, it should be appreciated by anyone who understands the industry. more...

  • I, Avatarby Mark Stephen Meadows

    Pearson Education 2007; US$ 27.99

    This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator?s ... more...

  • Blown to Bitsby Hal Abelson; Ken Ledeen; Harry Lewis

    Pearson Education 2012; US$ 24.99

    Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can?t escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to?the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration,... more...

  • Internationalizing Internet Studiesby Gerard Goggin; Mark McLelland

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This timely book offers a mapping of the Internet as it has developed and is used internationally, providing a lively and challenging examination of the Internet and Internet studies. There is much interest among scholars and researchers in understanding the place of the Internet in cultural, social, national, and regional settings. This is the first... more...

  • Bricklin on Technologyby Dan Bricklin

    Wiley 2009; US$ 29.99

    In a world that divides us, technology creates connection. Cell phones, e-mail, digital cameras, personal Web sites—they all join us, however tenuously, to what we value. Is connectivity what we’re willing to pay for? Should technology be our servant or a tool that helps us do other things? What can we really learn from Napster? What would... more...

  • Comparative Information Technologyby Joseph Zajda; Donna Gibbs

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    One of the most significant dimensions of globalisation has been the rapid development of information and communications technologies (ICTs). This work offers a critique of the nexus between ICT and its impact on society, individuals and educational institutions. more...

  • Computing with Social Trustby Jennifer Golbeck

    Springer 2008; US$ 169.00

    Trust' is used in a variety of ways in computing literature, and social trust is emerging as an important computational problem. In open, distributed systems, like the web, people and organizations can be anonymous and trust and reputation become important. Researchers from many subfields of computer science have produced results in this space,... more...

  • Communities and Technologies 2007by Charles Steinfield; Brian T. Pentland; Mark Ackerman

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    This book covers the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and communities - both physical and virtual. Community technology applications are studied in many contexts. The book demonstrates the dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of evolving communities and technologies scholarship. more...

  • Computers and Creativityby Jon McCormack; Mark d?Inverno

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This interdisciplinary volume introduces new theories and ideas on creativity from the perspectives of science and art. Featuring contributions from leading researchers, theorists and artists working in artificial intelligence, generative art, creative computing, music composition, and cybernetics, the book examines the relationship between computation... more...

  • Hackingby Tim Jordan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    Hacking provides an introduction to the community of hackers and an analysis of the meaning of hacking in twenty-first century societies. One the one hand, hackers infect the computers of the world, entering where they are not invited, taking over not just individual workstations but whole networks. On the other, hackers write the software that fuels... more...