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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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.
This book examines the state of the art in Big Data analysis and the associated risks, delivering a thorough and balanced account of a topical subject.
Silicon Valley is undoubtedly special in the computer industry, as this book describes in enthusiastic detail. However, it fails to note that similar 'clusters' have sprung up in other industries, at other times.
This wide-ranging, discursive, and deliberately provocative book argues for an alternative to a developing future in which we all become digital serfs, valued only for our eyeballs and our sharing ability.
This book explores how 3D printing will revolutionise the worlds of design, materials science and manufacturing.
Traditional hierarchically organised businesses are ill suited to the modern reality of social media and connected customers. According to this book, companies need to become more flexible — like an adaptive biological system.
In this novel, Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow conjure up a frankly unappealing late-21st century world in which their hero(ine) Huw endures various indignities. Be prepared for a difficult read.
A few high-profile female CEOs doesn't make up for the fact that computing remains a male-dominated career. This book examines the reasons why, beginning with the pioneers in wartime Britain and America.
A fourth revolution (after the agricultural, industrial and information revolutions) is almost upon us: the age of the 'trillion-node network', also known as The Internet of Things. This absorbing and accessible book offers copious ideas on how we should shape this 'pervasive computing' future.
This short but information-packed book is a well-balanced guide to today's internet, tackling some persistent myths and providing decision support for your digital life choices.
The dotcom boom and subsequent bust is entering the annals of history. This is an entertaining, if discursive, account of one former luminary's rise and fall.
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