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.
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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.
Algorithms may threaten the jobs of mid-level employees in many industries, but on the upside, says Christopher Steiner, smart engineers may be inspired to work on more important problems.
In this admirably readable book, a selection of commonly-used algorithms that solve specific problems and underpin computer science theory are explained in satisfying detail.
This book is neither a replacement manual nor a lengthy review: instead, it's a guide to what Windows 8 can and can't do for a business.
This comprehensive, practical and well-written book helps you understand how malware works, so you can keep your Windows PCs, servers and associated systems free from infection.
This book is neither a biography of Steve Jobs nor a history of Apple. Instead, it attempts to distill the Apple co-founder's work into some fairly basic business advice.
A company with Apple's current level of profitability seems more like the establishment than the counterculture, no matter how many "Think different" adverts praising "the crazy ones" you've seen. This book charts the company's progress from garage to boardroom.
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