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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than... (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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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet
by Katie Hafner
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Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. andlt;Iandgt;Where Wizards Stay Up Lateandlt;/Iandgt; is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most... (read more)

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Insanely Simple: the Obsession That Drives Apple's Success (12 Edition)
Insanely Simple: the Obsession That Drives Apple's Success (12 Edition)
by Ken Segall
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The bestselling author of Inside Steveand#8217;s Brain profiles Appleand#8217;s legendary chief designer, Jonathan Ive and#160; Jony Iveand#8217;s designs have not only made Apple one of the most valuable companies in the world; theyand#8217;ve... (read more)

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Accidental Empires
Accidental Empires
by Robert X Cringely
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Chapter One The Demo-God Years ago, when you were a kid and I was a kid, something changed in America. One moment we were players of baseball, voters, readers of books, makers of dinner, arguers. And a second later, and for every other second since then,... (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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Tracy Kidder's Pulitzer Prize winning phenomenon! From the bestselling author of House and Among Schoolchildren comes the astonishing true story of the "Hardy Boys" and "Microkids" of Data General Corporation--dedicated technological wizards who... (read more)

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Barbarians Led By Bill Gates: Microsoft from the Inside - How the World's Richest Corporation Wields Its Power
Barbarians Led By Bill Gates: Microsoft from the Inside - How the World's Richest Corporation Wields Its Power
by Marlin Eller
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"Microsoft, a rather new corporation, may not have matured to the position where it understands how it should act with respect to the public interest."-U.S. District Judge Stanley Sporkin. Teamed with the daughter of one of Bill Gates's closest... (read more)

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Computers Ltd: What They Really Can't Do
Computers Ltd: What They Really Can't Do
by David Harel
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The computer has been hailed as the greatest innovation of the 20th century, and there is no denying that these technological marvels have dramatically changed our everyday lives. They can fly airplanes and spaceships, route millions of phone calls... (read more)

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The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing)
The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (Digital Libraries and Electronic Publishing)
by John Willinsky
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Questions about access to scholarship go back farther than recent debates over subscription prices, rights, and electronic archives suggest. The great libraries of the past -- from the fabled collection at Alexandria to the early public libraries of... (read more)

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Hackers : Heroes of the Computer Revolution (10 Edition)
Hackers : Heroes of the Computer Revolution (10 Edition)
by Steven Levy
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The book addresses "geeky" owners of Canon consumer cameras who would like to explore the possibilities of their cameras, and eventually tweak them to do things way beyond their original specifications, such as - RAW file (or DNG) support in addition to... (read more)

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Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Weiner
Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Weiner
by Flo Conway
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Child prodigy and brilliant MIT mathematician, Norbert Wiener founded the revolutionary science of cybernetics and ignited the information-age explosion of computers, automation, and global telecommunications. His best-selling book, Cybernetics... (read more)

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Eniac the Triumphs & Tragedies of The
Eniac the Triumphs & Tragedies of The
by Scott Mccartney
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The untold story of the first computer--and the unsung lives of its two brilliant inventors.... (read more)

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The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media M Eans for Our Future
The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media M Eans for Our Future
by S Craig Watkins
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In The Young and the Digital, S. Craig Watkins skillfully draws from more than 500 surveys and 350 in-depth interviews with young people, parents, and educators to understand how a digital lifestyle is affecting the ways youth learn, play, bond, and... (read more)

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In Search of Jefferson's Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace
In Search of Jefferson's Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace
by David G Post
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In 1787, Thomas Jefferson, then the American Minister to France, had the "complete skeleton, skin and horns" of an American moose shipped to him in Paris and mounted in the lobby of his residence as a symbol of the vast possibilities contained in the... (read more)

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The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
by John Battelle
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What does the world want? According to John Battelle, a company that answers that question—in all its shades of meaning—can unlock the most intractable riddles of business and arguably of human culture itself. And for the past few years... (read more)

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Opening the Xbox: Inside Microsoft's Plan to Unleash an Entertainment Revolution
Opening the Xbox: Inside Microsoft's Plan to Unleash an Entertainment Revolution
by Dean Takahashi
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Inside Microsoft's Plan to Unleash an Entertainment Revolution The video game industry is expected to double in sales over the next five years. It has already eclipsed motion pictures to become one of the largest and fastest growing markets in history... (read more)

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The Plot to Get Bill Gates: An Irreverent Investigation of the World's Richest Man...and the People Who Hate Him
The Plot to Get Bill Gates: An Irreverent Investigation of the World's Richest Man...and the People Who Hate Him
by Gary Rivlin
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To understand the magnitude of Bill Gates, one must first understand the people who hate him, most of whom suffer from an acute case of "Bill Envy." The Plot to Get Bill Gates is the true, hilarious story of a loosely knit cabal of Silicon Valley's... (read more)

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Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company
Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company
by Owen W. Linzmayer
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Apple Confidential examines the tumultuous history of America's best-known Silicon Valley start-up--from its legendary founding almost 30 years ago, through a series of disastrous executive decisions, to its return to... (read more)

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Google Speaks: Secrets of the Worlds Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page
Google Speaks: Secrets of the Worlds Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page
by Janet Lowe
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In many ways, Google is the prototype of a successful twenty-first-century company. It uses technology in new ways to make information universally accessible; promotes a corporate culture that encourages creativity among its employees; and takes its role... (read more)

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Electronic Literacies PR
Electronic Literacies PR
by Mark Warschauer
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Electronic Literacies is an insightful study of the challenges and contradictions that arise as culturally and linguistically diverse learners engage in new language and literacy practices in online environments. The role of the Internet in changing... (read more)

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