Does technology make public embarrassment and disgrace worse, or does it just spread the humiliation around more evenly? This book documents dozens of scandals, small and large, to ask whether we're losing control of lives that are increasingly lived in public.
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Despite falling PC sales, this history of the desktop computer from the 1970s to around 2009 sees a future for the original personal computing form factor.
You might think that a book about the concept and various historical implementations of money would be a dull but worthy read. You'd be wrong.
The death of a charismatic CEO leaves a big hole, and few holes are bigger than the one left in Apple by Steve Jobs. A new book from Yukari Kane examines the Jobs' legacy and the options for the company he co-founded.
More a guide to the computing science behind the powerful systems we already take for granted than a vision of what comes next, this book is a great primer for understanding what's different about modern computing and the current state of AI.
Dave Eggers' latest novel offers an Orwellian take on a social-media-driven world where all-powerful internet corporations decree that 'Privacy is theft'.
This book examines the benefits — primarily economic — of open data, and foresees a bright future. But can we learn from the early days of the internet and avoid the inevitable pitfalls?
Want to make statistics interesting or pimp up your resumé? Infographics are the new pie charts: learn how to make them, and how to spot whether they're telling the truth.
The way in which corporations and other stakeholders seek to manipulate the formulation of intellectual property legislation around the world is an important story, and one that's well told in this engaging and informative book.
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.
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.
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