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Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
Dealers of Lightning is the riveting story of the legendary Xerox PARC - a collection of eccentric young inventors brought together by Xerox Corporation at a facility in Palo Alto, California, during the mind-blowing intellectual ferment of the '70s ...
MP3: The Meaning of a Format (Sign, Storage, Transmission)
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ean: 9780822352877, isbn: 0822352877,
MP3: The Meaning of a Format recounts the hundred-year history of the world's most common format for recorded audio. Understanding the historical meaning of the MP3 format entails rethinking the place of digital technologies in the larger universe of...
ENIAC: The Triumphs & Tragedies of the World's First Computer (Library Edition)
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ean: 9781455128051, isbn: 1455128058,
[This is the Audiobook CD Library Edition in vinyl case.] [Read by Adams Morgan] The true father of the modern computer was not John von Neumann, as he is generally credited. That honor belongs to the two men, John Mauchly and Presper Eckert, who bui...
Silicon Gold Rush
ean: 9781721311569, isbn: 1721311564,
A hotbed of activity for farsighted thinkers and determined doers, the high-technology industry has given rise to a pioneering group of entrepreneurs and executives that is not only behind today's most innovative technological advances, but at the fo...
Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime
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ean: 9781982598464, isbn: 1982598468,
The most extensive account yet of the lives of cybercriminals and the vast international industry they have created, deeply sourced and based on field research in the world's technology-crime hotspotsCybercrime seems invisible. Attacks arrive out of ...
Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond
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ean: 9781978605367, isbn: 1978605366,
The innovative investor's guide to an entirely new asset class―from two experts on the cutting edgeWith the rise of bitcoin and blockchain technology, investors can capitalize on the greatest investment opportunity since the Internet. Bitcoin was t...
In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives
Few companies in history have ever been as successful and as admired as Google, the company that has transformed the Internet and become an indispensable part of our lives. How has Google done it? Veteran technology reporter Steven Levy was granted u...
The Last Lecture: Library Edition
ean: 9781549116605, isbn: 1549116606,
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."-Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they sp...
iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business
In this encore to his classic 1987 unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs: The Journey is the Reward), Jeffrey Young examines Jobs' remarkable resurgence, one of the most amazing business comeback stories in years. Lightning never strikes t...
Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built
An engrossing insider's account of how a teacher built one of the world's most valuable companies - rivaling Walmart and Amazon - and forever reshaped the global economy.
In just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest beginnings who starte...
God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre
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ean: 9781977354808, isbn: 1977354807,
Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged, beautiful Sierra Madre mountains begin their dramatic ascent. Almost 900 miles long, the range climbs to nearly 11,000 feet and boasts several canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. The rule...
Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age
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ean: 9781684414628, isbn: 1684414628,
In this bracing book, Michael Chertoff makes clear that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be completely overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of da...
Manic: A Memoir
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ean: 9781977306906, isbn: 197730690X,
On the outside, Terri Cheney was a highly successful, attractive Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer. But behind her seemingly flawless facade lay a dangerous secret-for the better part of her life Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorde...
A People's History of Computing in the United States
Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism.
The invention of the personal computer liberated users fro...
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