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The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul
The Distraction Addiction: Getting the Information You Need and the Communication You Want, Without Enraging Your Family, Annoying Your Colleagues, and Destroying Your Soul
by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
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The question of our time: can we reclaim our lives in an age that feels busier and more distracting by the day? We've all found ourselves checking email at the dinner table, holding our breath while waiting for Outlook to load, or sitting hunched in... (read more)

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Breakpoint: Why the Web Will Implode, Search Will Be Obsolete, and Everything Else You Need to Know about Technology Is in Your Br
Breakpoint: Why the Web Will Implode, Search Will Be Obsolete, and Everything Else You Need to Know about Technology Is in Your Br
by Jeff Stibel
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What can the human brain and its relationship to the internet tell us about our society, our technologies, and our businesses?  A lot, as it turns out. The internet today is a virtual replica of the brain, and the networks that leverage it grow and... (read more)

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You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (Vintage)
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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Hackers and Painters (04 Edition)
Hackers and Painters (04 Edition)
by Paul Graham
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This 25th anniversary edition of Steven Levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed... (read more)

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Always on: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future--And Locked Us in
Always on: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future--And Locked Us in
by Brian Chen
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Even Steve Jobs didn't know what he had on his hands when he announced the original iPhone as a combination of a mere "three revolutionary products"--an iPod, a cell phone, and a keyboard-less handheld computer. Once Apple introduced the App Store and... (read more)

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Geektionary: From Anime to Zettabyte, an A to Z Guide to All Things Geek: More Than 1,000 Words to Understand Goobs, Gamers, Orkdor
Geektionary: From Anime to Zettabyte, an A to Z Guide to All Things Geek: More Than 1,000 Words to Understand Goobs, Gamers, Orkdor
by Gregory Bergman
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""The last WoW module was clunky and a bit slow on my rig but it had a great toolset for building adventures for my avatar. Now I'm at sixtieth level! Awesome!"" Whether it's about science fiction, Star Trek, sports, comics, or computers, geekspeak is... (read more)

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Constant Touch: A Global History of the Mobile Phone
Constant Touch: A Global History of the Mobile Phone
by Jon Agar
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Jon Agar takes the modern mobile phone to pieces, tracing what makes it work, and puts it together again, showing how it was shaped as a global basis. A truly world history of this everyday device which we take for granted. Jon Agar is currently senior... (read more)

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Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
by Douglas Rushkoff
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The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: Its here; its everywhere. The real question is, do we direct... (read more)

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Bricklin on Technology
Bricklin on Technology
by Daniel Bricklin
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"As co-creator of VisiCalc, the first computerized spreadsheet, Dan Bricklin literally created the PC industry. To a student of software, VisiCalc is the embodiment of so many novel and important ideas in software, lessons which are still relevant today."... (read more)

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Connected, Or, What It Means To Live in the Network Society (03 Edition)
Connected, Or, What It Means To Live in the Network Society (03 Edition)
by Steven Shaviro
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-277), filmography (p. 279) and index.... (read more)

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Cultures@silicon Valley
Cultures@silicon Valley
by J A English Lueck
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“English-Luecks fascinating new book, Cultures@Silicon Valley, casts a laserlike anthropological eye on the mores and mannerisms of her homies. . . . English-Lueck and colleagues left the groves of academe and spent years—real quality time—... (read more)

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FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication
FAB: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--From Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication
by Neil Gershenfeld
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What if you could someday put the manufacturing power of an automobile plant on your desktop? It may sound far-fetched-but then, thirty years ago, the notion of “personal computers” in every home sounded like science fiction. According to Neil... (read more)

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In Search of Nikola Tesla
In Search of Nikola Tesla
by David Peat
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A pioneer in electricity and rival of Thomas Edison, Tesla invented the modern induction motor and built the Niagara Falls Power Project. Yet he died a recluse, claiming to have discovered an inexhaustible source of energy whose power could be tapped and... (read more)

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Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing
Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing
by Adam Greenfield
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From the RFID tags now embedded in everything from soda cans to the family pet, to smart buildings that subtly adapt to the changing flow of visitors, to gestural interfaces like the ones seen in Minority Report, computing no longer looks much like it... (read more)

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The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything
The Mobile Wave: How Mobile Intelligence Will Change Everything
by Michael Saylor
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In the tradition of international bestsellers, Future Shock and Megatrends, Michael J. Saylor, CEO of MicroStrategy, brings The Mobile Wave, a ground-breaking analysis of the impact of mobile intelligence—the fifth wave of computer technology... (read more)

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The Race for a New Game Machine: Creating the Chips Inside the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3
The Race for a New Game Machine: Creating the Chips Inside the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3
by David Shippy
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Follow the exciting inside story of the race to create the revolutionary chip that powers the next game consoles--Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3--by two leaders of the design team.... (read more)

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The Dotcrime Manifesto: How to Stop Internet Crime
The Dotcrime Manifesto: How to Stop Internet Crime
by Phillip Hallam-Baker
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Internet crime keeps getting worse...but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this book, Internet security pioneer Phillip Hallam-Baker shows how we can make the Internet far friendlier for honest people–and far less friendly to criminals... (read more)

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I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
by Lori Andrews
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Social networks are the defining cultural movement of our time, empowering us in constantly evolving ways. We can all now be reporters, alerting the world to breaking news of a natural disaster; we can participate in crowd-sourced scientific research... (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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Hooked
Hooked
by Gregory L Jantz
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The New AddictionWhat you start out controlling can end up controlling you. From Twitter to iPhones, from Facebook to tablets, we have an endless supply of media and gadgets to hook our interest, snag our wallets, and occupy our time. Think back... (read more)

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