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  • Beautiful Securityby Andy Oram; John Viega

    O'Reilly Media 2009; US$ 31.99

    Although most people don't give security much attention until their personal or business systems are attacked, this thought-provoking anthology demonstrates that digital security is not only worth thinking about, it's also a fascinating topic. Criminals succeed by exercising enormous creativity, and those defending against them must do the same.... more...

  • Decoding the Heavensby Jo Marchant

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    In Decoding the Heavens , Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the hundred-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic... more...

  • The Informationby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Publishers Weekly, Top 100 Books of 2011 ?So ambitious, illuminating and sexily theoretical that it will amount to aspirational reading for many of those who have the mettle to tackle it? The Information is to the nature, history and significance of data what the beach is to sand.? ? New York Times ?[A] tour de force?This is intellectual history... more...

  • Intellectual Property and Open Sourceby Van Lindberg

    O'Reilly Media 2008; US$ 27.99

    "Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities... more...

  • Hackersby Steven Levy

    O'Reilly Media 2010; US$ 17.99

    This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill... more...

  • Direct From Dellby Michael Dell; Catherine Fredman

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    At nineteen, Michael Dell started his company as a freshman at the University of Texas with $1,000 and has since built an industry powerhouse. As Dell journeys through his childhood adventures, ups and downs, and mistakes made along the way, he reflects on invaluable lessons learned. Michael Dell's revolutionary insight has allowed him to persevere... more...

  • Embedded Autonomyby Peter B. Evans

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 55.00

    In recent years, debate on the state's economic role has too often devolved into diatribes against intervention. Peter Evans questions such simplistic views, offering a new vision of why state involvement works in some cases and produces disasters in others. To illustrate, he looks at how state agencies, local entrepreneurs, and transnational corporations... more...

  • Technology for Modellingby Charles Care

    Springer 2010; US$ 149.00

    Historians have different views on the core identity of analogue computing. Some portray the technology solely as a precursor to digital computing, whereas others stress that analogue applications existed well after 1940. Even within contemporary sources, there is a spectrum of understanding around what constitutes analogue computing. To understand... more...

  • The Apollo Guidance Computerby Frank O'Brien

    Springer 2010; US$ 44.95

    The technological marvel that facilitated the Apollo missions to the Moon was the on-board computer. In the 1960s most computers filled an entire room, but the spacecraft's computer was required to be compact and low power. Although people today find it difficult to accept that it was possible to control a spacecraft using such a 'primitive'... more...

  • History of Nordic Computing 2by John Impagliazzo; Timo Jarvi; Petri Paju

    Springer 2009; US$ 199.00

    This book constitutes the refereed post conference proceedings of the Second IFIP WG 9.7 Conference on the History of Nordic Computing, HiNC 2, held in Turku, Finland, in August 2007. The 27 revised full papers presented together with three keynote addresses and two panel discussions were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The... more...