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Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet
Generation Digital: Politics, Commerce, and Childhood in the Age of the Internet
by Kathryn Montgomery
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Children and teens today have integrated digital culture seamlessly into their lives. For most, using the Internet, playing videogames, downloading music onto an iPod, or multitasking with a cell phone is no more complicated than setting the toaster oven... (read more)

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Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication
Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication
by Ronald E. Rice
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This book contends that accessing and browsing information and communication are multidimensional and consequential aspects of the information user's entire experience and of general human behavior. Problems in information creation, processing... (read more)

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DIY Instruments for Amateur Space: Inventing Utility for Your Spacecraft Once It Achieves Orbit
DIY Instruments for Amateur Space: Inventing Utility for Your Spacecraft Once It Achieves Orbit
by Sandy Antunes
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What can you measure and what are your limits when orbiting in space? Learn about what physical quantities you can measure and what types of sensors you can buy or build. We cover the 5 essential design limits as well: power, bandwidth, resolution... (read more)

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Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing
Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing
by Peter J Denning
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In March 1997, the Association for Computing Machinery will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the electronic computer. To understand what an extraordinary fifty years the computer has had, you need only look around you--probably no farther than your... (read more)

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Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
by Steven Levy
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If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From Stephen Levy—the author who made "hackers" a household word—comes this account of a revolution that is... (read more)

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The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source (HP Strategic Books)
The Business and Economics of Linux and Open Source (HP Strategic Books)
by Martin Fink
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-225) and index.... (read more)

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Web.Studies 2nd Edition
Web.Studies 2nd Edition
by David Gauntlett and Ross Horsley
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Bringing together the work of scholars, experts, and established online authors, this comprehensive book offers an analysis of contemporary web-based culture and arts plus the impact of the web on international economics, politics, and law... (read more)

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Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering (Information Revolution & Global Politics)
Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering (Information Revolution & Global Politics)
by Ronald J Diebert
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andlt;Pandgt;Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information that they deem too sensitive for ordinary citizens--most often about politics, but sometimes relating to sexuality, culture, or religion. Access... (read more)

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An Alternative Internet
An Alternative Internet
by Chris Atton
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This book explores how the Internet presents radical ways of organising and producing media that offer political and cultural alternatives, both to ways of doing business and to how we understand the world and our place in it. The book is characterised... (read more)

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Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization
Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization
by Pat Choate
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The problem of pirating and counterfeiting has grown from small-scale imitations of Levi’s jeans and Zippo lighters to a phenomenon that costs the United States an estimated $200 billion dollars per year. Pirated DVDs, computer software, designer... (read more)

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High-Tech Heretic
High-Tech Heretic
by Clifford Stoll
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The bestselling author of "Silicon Snake Oil" offers a thorough detonation of the hype surrounding computers in our lives.... (read more)

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Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software
by Scott Rosenberg
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Our civilization runs on software. Yet the art of creating it continues to be a dark mystery, even to the experts. To find out why its so hard to bend computers to our will, Scott Rosenberg spent three years following a team of maverick software... (read more)

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Your Life, Uploaded: The Digital Way to Better Memory, Health, and Productivity
Your Life, Uploaded: The Digital Way to Better Memory, Health, and Productivity
by Gordon Bell
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"A marvelous job of exploring first hand the implications of storing our entire lives digitally." -Guy L. Tribble, Apple, Inc. Tech luminary, Gordon Bell, and Jim Gemmell unveil a guide to the next digital revolution. Our daily life started becoming... (read more)

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A Twitter Year: 365 Days in 140 Characters
A Twitter Year: 365 Days in 140 Characters
by Kate Bussmann
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Just in time for the holidays, A TWITTER YEAR: 365 Days in 140 Characters by Kate Bussmann reconstructs a watershed year in global communication as told by the most original, relevant, and essential voices on Twitter. From the Arab Spring to the Royal... (read more)

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A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Quantum Computer
A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Quantum Computer
by George Johnson
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The first book to prepare us for the next big—perhaps the biggest—breakthrough in the short history of the cyberworld: the development of the quantum computer. The newest Pentium chip driving personal computers packs 40 million electronic... (read more)

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The Digital Diet: The 4-Step Plan to Break Your Tech Addiction and Regain Balance in Your Life
The Digital Diet: The 4-Step Plan to Break Your Tech Addiction and Regain Balance in Your Life
by Daniel Sieberg
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"THE DIGITAL DIET is a book packed with wisdom you can put to use right away. It gives you the power to take a huge weight off your shoulders -- and regain control of your life. Sieberg clearly loves technology, and shows how to make it work for you, not... (read more)

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Computers, Ethics and Social Values
Computers, Ethics and Social Values
by Deborah G Johnson
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It is intended for college students, computer professionals, policy makers, and other individuals who see the increasing significance of computing and information technologies and are concerned about their effects on social values.... (read more)

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Your Neighbor's Secret Life Online: Protecting Families from Internet Conmen, Scammers and Predators
Your Neighbor's Secret Life Online: Protecting Families from Internet Conmen, Scammers and Predators
by Stephen Dean
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As computer technology becomes more powerful and pervasive, the Internet has emerged as an invaluable tool for information, research, and entertainment, but there is an unsavory, sometimes lethal side to the computer revolution as well. Investigative... (read more)

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Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture (Electronic Culture--History, Theory, Practice)
Dark Fiber: Tracking Critical Internet Culture (Electronic Culture--History, Theory, Practice)
by Geert Lovink
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According to media critic Geert Lovink, the Internet is being closed off by corporations and governments intent on creating a business and information environment free of dissent. Calling himself a radical media pragmatist, Lovink envisions an Internet... (read more)

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Politics Online: Blogs, Chatrooms, and Discussion Groups in American Democracy
Politics Online: Blogs, Chatrooms, and Discussion Groups in American Democracy
by Richard Davis
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For years, social scientists, journalists and media critics have lamented the passing of New England style town meetings and the replacement of public settings that allowed for face to face discussions of the political issues of the day by controlled... (read more)

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