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To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism
To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism
by Evgeny Morozov
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Our society is at a crossroads. Smart technology is transforming our world, making many aspects of our lives more convenient, efficient and — in some cases — fun. Better and cheaper sensors can now be embedded in almost everything, and... (read more)

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Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things
by David Rose
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From entrepreneur and MIT Media Lab scientist, David Rose, a sweeping, optimistic vision for a future where everyday objects have been transformed into connected devices that channel our deepest human desires and improve our homes, offices, and public... (read more)

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Is This Thing On?: a Computer Handbook for Late Bloomers, Technophobes, and the Kicking and Screaming (12 Edition)
Is This Thing On?: a Computer Handbook for Late Bloomers, Technophobes, and the Kicking and Screaming (12 Edition)
by Abby Stokes
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Now updated and revised, the user-friendliest, most reassuring, jargon-free, smartest, and most comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide for seniors, who are the fastest-growing demographic among social networks. Abby Stokes is the perfect guide to the digital... (read more)

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Mythical Man Month Essays on Softwar 2ND Edition
Mythical Man Month Essays on Softwar 2ND Edition
by Frederick P Brooks
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No book on software project management has been so influential and so timeless as "The Mythical Man-Month." Now 20 years after the publication of his book, Brooks revisits his original ideas and develops new thoughts and advice both for readers familiar... (read more)

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
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As we become more technologically advanced as a society, challenges such as job loss and failing industries are inevitable. In The Second Machine Age, a compelling case is made for shifting our policies toward preparing for technological progress and... (read more)

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
by Sherry Turkle
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Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But, as MIT technology and... (read more)

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The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
by Nicholas Carr
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Nominated as a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, The Shallows is a fascinating look at the cultural implications and neuroscientific consequences of the Internet Age. The Internet is an unprecedented educational tool and time... (read more)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 (Complete Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Microsoft Windows 8 (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Paul Mcfedries
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The essential guide for getting the internet traffic every smallbusiness owner needs. CD included. Today?s small-business websites require advanced features that visitors expect: streaming video and audio; e-commerce; custom surveys, forms, and polls... (read more)

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Microsoft Manual of Style
Microsoft Manual of Style
by Microsoft Press
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Maximize the impact and precision of your message! Now in its fourth edition, the Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential guidance to content creators, journalists, technical writers, editors, and everyone else who writes about computer technology.... (read more)

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Sophistication & Simplicity: The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer
Sophistication & Simplicity: The Life and Times of the Apple II Computer
by Steven Weyhrich
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Despite humble beginnings, today Apple, Inc. enjoys unprecedented popularity and prosperity with its products, routinely selling over a million devices in a single day. It is a major innovator in the computing and consumer landscape, and as shown in this... (read more)

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Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers
Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers
by John Maccormick
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"It's been a long time since any book has given me the excitement I remember from reading Hawking and Feynman in my teens. This book does exactly that. It reminds me why I love computer science. MacCormick's explanations are easy to understand yet they... (read more)

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Mathematica in the Laboratory
Mathematica in the Laboratory
by Samuel Dick
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'How to use Mathematica to control laboratory experiments and analyse data.'... (read more)

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How to Communicate Technical Information: A Handbook of Software and Hardware Documentation
How to Communicate Technical Information: A Handbook of Software and Hardware Documentation
by Jonathan Price
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In How to Communicate Technical Information, you will learn how to write printed and online computer documentation that is simple, clear, interesting and user-friendly. Technical writers Jonathan Price and Henry Korman map out easy-to-follow methods and... (read more)

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The Soul of a New Machine
The Soul of a New Machine
by Tracy Kidder
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Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder indelibly recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has changed little, however, is computer culture: the feverish pace of the... (read more)

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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto
by Jaron Lanier
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Proceed carefully. Reading this book is like biting into a jalapeño jelly bean that you thought was pear flavored. Startling, eye-opening, and a bit unnerving, Lanier's manifesto could be the key to preserving autonomy as increased technological... (read more)

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Teach Yourself Visually Ipad and Ipad Mini (13 Edition)
Teach Yourself Visually Ipad and Ipad Mini (13 Edition)
by Hart-davis
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Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something — and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show... (read more)

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International Handbook of Computer Security
International Handbook of Computer Security
by Jae K. Shim
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"The International Handbook of Computer Security" is designed to help information systems/computer professionals as well as business executives protect computer systems and data from a myriad of internal and external threats. The book addresses a wide... (read more)

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The Computer: An Illustrated History from Its Origins to the Present Day
The Computer: An Illustrated History from Its Origins to the Present Day
by Mark Frauenfelder
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From handheld smart phones to vast scientific simulators, computers are integral to our lives and are developing at ever-increasing speed. In The Computer, uber-technogeek Mark Frauenfelder traces the evolution of this vital machine from its earliest... (read more)

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Principles of Computer Security Comptia Security+ and Beyond Lab Manual, Second Edition
Principles of Computer Security Comptia Security+ and Beyond Lab Manual, Second Edition
by Vincent Nestler
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Written by leading IT security educators, this fully updated Lab Manual supplements Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Second Edition Principles of Computer Security Lab Manual, Second Edition, contains more than 30 labs that... (read more)

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Iphone: The Missing Manual: Covers All Models with 3.0 Software-Including the Iphone 3gs
Iphone: The Missing Manual: Covers All Models with 3.0 Software-Including the Iphone 3gs
by David Pogue
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Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows® Phone 7 Get the guide that makes learning Windows Phone 7 plain and simple! This full-color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to set up and use your new phone -- with easy-to... (read more)

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