Humans are social creatures who will always use the technology of the day to exchange information and ideas, argues Tom Standage in this wide-ranging and informative book.
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Science writer Simon Singh has written books on alternative medicine, the origin of the universe, cryptography and Fermat's Last Theorem. Here he takes a light-hearted look at the mathematical jokes hidden in the longest-running show in US television history.
According to neuroscientist and entrepreneur Jeff Stibel, the overgrown internet will eventually collapse to an efficient configuration and develop intelligence.
This book describes an ex-Microsoft employee's experience of moving from the software giant to the small, unconventional company behind the WordPress blogging platform.
A determined attacker can get into any network; this book is a practical guide to spotting them quickly when they arrive and ejecting them before serious damage is done.
This is a serious and thoughtful look at how we might resolve the internet regulation dilemmas that have plagued us for 20 years. It's a campaigning book — but in a subtle and evidence-based way.
This slim volume provides a good overview of the history and key issues in cyber-security for those wondering just how real the threats are.
Why is work so often inefficient and counter-productive? Can't technology help? Maybe — but surprisingly given that its author is from Microsoft, this book doesn't think that all we need is the next software update.
In his latest book, the author of The Net Delusion examines the thinking that led to the widespread view of the internet as a democratising force, which he calls 'solutionism' and 'internet centrism'.
This book, by one of Apple's ad-agency creatives, explores the company's Steve Jobs-driven philosophy of keeping things simple. If you crave eye-witness Apple anecdotes, there's plenty on offer here.