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The Apple Revolution: Book review

The Apple Revolution: Book review

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.

August 15, 2012 by in Apple

Book review: Broken Ballots

Book review: Broken Ballots

Few people — the security expert Rebecca Mercuri being the notable exception — thought much about the mechanics of voting before the Bush-versus-Gore presidential election in 2000. A few weeks of watching diligent poll workers holding up ballots to look for hanging chads changed all that.

July 6, 2012 by in Security

Book review: Microsoft Manual of Style, 4th edition

Book review: Microsoft Manual of Style, 4th edition

Whether you're writing a blog, a book, a website or the text for a program's user interface, the more consistent you are the clearer things will be. That's easier when you have a style guide, so you don't have to decide every time whether it's 'Web site', 'web site' or 'website' and whether to say 'sign in' or 'sign on' (sign in is better, unless you're talking about single sign on and getting access to multiple enterprise services with one login).

June 18, 2012 by in Reviews

Book review: The Start-Up of You

Book review: The Start-Up of You

If you've been wondering exactly what LinkedIn is for, a book on applying entrepreneurship to your career co-written by its co-founder should be the ideal explanation. It is, but thankfully it's more than just an advert or tutorial for the service.

June 6, 2012 by in Reviews

Book review: The Copyright Enforcement Enigma

Book review: The Copyright Enforcement Enigma

Go back ten or 15 years, and the word 'convergence' cropped up a lot with respect to the internet, telecommunications and media. What has converged in subsequent years has actually gone beyond what was envisaged then — at least in terms of technology.

May 10, 2012 by in Reviews

Book review: Digital Wars

Book review: Digital Wars

In 1998, the New Yorker writer Ken Auletta, author of Googled, asked Bill Gates which of his competitors he feared most. "I fear someone in a garage who is devising something completely new," Gates replied.

April 17, 2012 by in Reviews

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