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- Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 54.99
There has been an explosion in the creation and use of digital media over the past quarter century and in particular over the past decade. This book carefully examines multiple aspects of digital media from the different perspectives of some of the top scholars in the field. Organized into four parts, Digital Media looks at the preservation... more...
- Agate Publishing 2012; US$ 10.95
A collection of thought-provoking direct quotes from Bill Gates on topics related to business, technology, Microsoft, philanthropy, and life, this book shares the unique perspective of one of the our era's most successful business leaders and humanitarians, in an appealing gift-friendly format. more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 37.50
Before Palm Pilots and iPods, PCs and laptops, the term "computer" referred to the people who did scientific calculations by hand. These workers were neither calculating geniuses nor idiot savants but knowledgeable people who, in other circumstances, might have become scientists in their own right. When Computers Were Human represents the first... more...
- Melville House 2014; US$ 25.95
?[Ada Lovelace], like Steve Jobs, stands at the intersection of arts and technology."?Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators Over 150 years after her death, a widely-used scientific computer program was named ?Ada,? after Ada Lovelace, the only legitimate daughter of the eighteenth century?s version of a rock star, Lord Byron. Why? Because,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 13.99
Michael Wolff's wickedly funny chronicle of his rags-to-riches-to-rags adventure as a fledgling Internet entrepreneur exposes an industry powered by hype, celebrity, and billions of investment dollars -- and notably devoid of profit-making enterprises. As he describes his efforts to control his company's burn rate -- the amount of money the company... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.68
How did computers take over the world? In late 1945, a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the newly created Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Their ostensible goal was to build a computer which would be instrumental in the US government's race to create a hydrogen bomb. The mathematicians themselves,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 14.99
The Internet Revolution, like all great industrial changes, has made the world's elephantine media companies tremble that their competitors-whether small and nimble mice or fellow elephants-will get to new terrain first and seize its commanding heights. In a climate in which fear and insecurity are considered healthy emotions, corporate violence becomes... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
This is "the Word" -- one man's word, certainly -- about the art (and artifice) of the state of our computer-centric existence. And considering that the "one man" is Neal Stephenson, "the hacker Hemingway" ( Newsweek ) -- acclaimed novelist, pragmatist, seer, nerd-friendly philosopher, and nationally bestselling author of groundbreaking literary works... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.99
In this remarkably illustrative and thoroughly accessible look at one of the most intriguing frontiers in science and computers, award-winning New York Times writer George Johnson reveals the fascinating world of quantum computing?the holy grail of super computers where the computing power of single atoms is harnassed to create machines capable of... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 16.09
This work presents the story of the opening of the Internet, and parallel developments in the alternate world of computer bulletin board systems. it chronicles the inventive, individualistic, and often cantankerous individuals who have created this new culture. more...