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  • Silence, Screen, And Spectacleby Lindsey A. Freeman; Benjamin Nienass; Rachel Daniell

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    In an age of information and new media the relationships between remembering and forgetting have changed. This volume addresses the tension between loud and often spectacular histories and those forgotten pasts we strain to hear. Employing social and cultural analysis, the essays within examine mnemonic technologies both new and old, and cover subjects... more...

  • From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: Disruptive Innovation in the Age of the Internetby John Naughton

    Quercus 2014; US$ 24.95

      From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg is a clear-eyed history of one of the most central, and yet most taken-for-granted, features of modern life: the internet. Once a technological novelty and now the very plumbing of the Information Age, the internet is something we have learned to take largely for granted. So, how exactly has our society become so dependent... more...

  • When Computers Were Humanby David Alan Grier

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Computerby Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray; Nathan Ensmenger; Jeffrey R. Yost

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 42.00

    This history of the computer explores the roots of the industry's development, tracing not only the development of the machine itself--beginning with Charles Babbage's 1833 mechanical prototype--but also chronicling the effects of manufacturing and sales innovations by companies that made the boom possible. more...

  • The New Digital Ageby Eric Schmidt; Jared Cohen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected?a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness. Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley?s great leaders, having taken... more...

  • Electronic Mediaby Norman Medoff; Barbara K. Kaye

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    This book provides a link between the traditional world of broadcasting and the contemporary universe of digital electronic media, which offers individuals increasingly greater control over listening, viewing, and electronic interaction. more...

  • Burn Rateby Michael Wolff

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.95

    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...

  • The New Kingmakersby Stephen O'Grady

    O'Reilly Media 2013; US$ 3.99

    The New Kingmakers documents the rise of the developer class, and provides strategies for companies to adapt to the new technology landscape. From recruiting to retention, it provides a playbook to work more efficiently and effectively with the most important members of your organization. more...

  • Looking Back and Going Forward in ITby Jean-Pierre Corniou

    Wiley 2013; US$ 97.95

    This book places IT in perspective by tracing its development through time, covering its origins in business, the massive expansion of the role of IT at the end of the 20th century, the growth of the internet, and the successes and failures of companies involved in this development. Despite its ubiquity in the modern world, the author highlights that... more...