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  • World War 3.0by Ken Auletta

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.95

    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...

  • The Past and Future of Information Systemsby David Avison; Steve Elliot; John Krogstie; Jan Pries-Heje

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    This volume presents proceedings from the 19th IFIP World Computer Congress in Santiago, Chile. The proceedings of the World Computer Congress are a product of the gathering of 2,000 delegates from more than 70 countries to discuss a myriad of topics in the ICT domain. Of particular note, this marks the first time that a World Computer Congress has... more...

  • Leaders in Computingby BCS The Chartered Institute for IT; Donald Knuth; Grady Booch; Linus Torvalds; Steve Wozniak; Vint Cerf; Karen Spärck Jones; Tim Berners-Lee; Jimmy Wales; Stephanie Shirley

    British Informatics Society Limited 2011; US$ 2.99

    This collection of interviews provides a fascinating insight into the thoughts and ideas of influential figures from the world of IT and computing, such as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Donald Knuth, Linus Torvalds, Jimmy Wales and Steve Wozniak. It gives an excellent overview of important developments in this diverse field over recent years. more...

  • On the Way to the Webby Michael Banks

    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...

  • The Rise of the Blogosphereby Aaron Barlow

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    This work, the first book-length investigation of blogging, gives contemporary readers a chance to understand blogging within the context of American political activism and journalistic history. more...

  • Memory Machinesby Belinda Barnet

    Anthem Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    This book explores the history of hypertext, an influential concept that forms the underlying structure of the World Wide Web and innumerable software applications. more...

  • Origins and Foundations of Computingby Friedrich L. Bauer

    Springer 2009; US$ 59.99

    The book examines how intellectual developments in logic and mathematics were gradually matched by technical solutions in first mechanics and then electronics, and how the resulting machines found application in engineering, science and business.The author was among the pioneers of computing science, and he offers a personal and distinctive view of... more...

  • Wormby Mark Bowden

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.74

    Worm is the gripping story of the 'Conficker' virus- which, since its introduction in November 2008, has infected millions of computers around the world - and the cyber security elites who have joined forces in a high-tech game of cops and robbers to find its creators and defeat them. This dramatic cybercrime story travels from the Ukraine... more...

  • Guanxi (The Art of Relationships)by Robert Buderi; Gregory T. Huang

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 19.99

    Half a world away from the calm beauty of Puget Sound, there's a lab where Bill Gates's software dreams come true . . . . So begins Guanxi , the compelling on-the-scenes tale of the allure of China today -- and of a unique partnership between the world's most famous capitalist and the world's largest communist nation that showcases what it takes... more...

  • Computerby Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    "Computer: A History of the Information Machine, Second Edition traces the story of the computer, and shows how business and government were the first to explore its unlimited, information-processing"  more...