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.
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Essential reading for technophiles
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.
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.
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