Score: 3.5
From 32 Ratings

The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google


  • Author: Nicholas Carr
  • Release Date : 2009-01-19
  • Genre: Network
  • File Size: 886113 Bytes


“Magisterial…Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today’s computing world.” —SalonHailed as “the most influential book so far on the cloud computing movement” (Christian Science Monitor), The Big Switch makes a simple and profound statement: Computing is turning into a utility, and the effects of this transition will ultimately change society as completely as the advent of cheap electricity did. In a new chapter for this edition that brings the story up-to-date, Nicholas Carr revisits the dramatic new world being conjured from the circuits of the “World Wide Computer.”...

The Big Switch  Rewiring the World  from Edison to Google
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

The Big Switch Rewiring the World from Edison to Google


  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-01-19
  • Genre: Computers
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780393333947


The Big Switch Rewiring the World from Edison to Google Book Description :

Offers predictions about the shift from private computer systems to Internet-based networks for computer-based businesses, and how the change will impact economics, culture, and society....

The Glass Cage
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Glass Cage


  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-01-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473511088


The Glass Cage Book Description :

In The Glass Cage, Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author Nicholas Carr shows how the most important decisions of our lives are now being made by machines and the radical effect this is having on our ability to learn and solve problems. In May 2009 an Airbus A330 passenger jet equipped with the latest ‘glass cockpit’ controls plummeted 30,000 feet into the Atlantic. The reason for the crash: the autopilot had routinely switched itself off. In fact, automation is everywhere – from the thermostat in our homes and the GPS in our phones to the algorithms of High Frequency Trading and self-driving cars. We now use it to diagnose patients, educate children, evaluate criminal evidence and fight wars. But psychological studies show that we perfo...

Digital Universe

Digital Universe


  • Author : Peter B. Seel
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2012-01-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444360844


Digital Universe Book Description :

For the student and general reader, a tour of the digital universe that offers critical observations and new perspectives on human communication and intelligence. Traces the development and diffusion of digital information and communication technologies, providing an analysis of trans-cultural effects among developed and developing nations Provides a balanced analysis of the pros and cons of the adoption and diffusion of digital technologies Explores privacy, censorship, the digital divide, online games, and virtual and augmented realities Follows a thematic structure, allowing readers to access the text at any point, based on their interests Accompanying resources provide a wealth of related online content Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Ac...

The Shallows

The Shallows


  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781848878839


The Shallows Book Description :

In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily exis...

Dispositions

Dispositions


  • Author : Arthur L. Costa
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-09
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483339139


Dispositions Book Description :

From the authors of the best-selling Habits of Mind… Two leading consultants present a game-changing look at why and how to “mind the gap” between what we claim are educational essentials, and how we evaluate results. Dispositions builds on the authors’ influential Habits of Mind writings, including new evidence of why influencing students’ dispositional habits is their key to finding meaning in classroom content. Topics include: Making dispositions come alive in the minds of students Shifting the thinking of educational leaders, parents, politicians and the public How to align day-to-day classroom practices with larger dispositional outcomes...

Steering Through Chaos
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Steering Through Chaos


  • Author : Scott Wilson
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-01-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310576105


Steering Through Chaos Book Description :

The challenges of leadership often multiply during times of transition. Blending perceptive, visionary principles with a passion to please God, Scott Wilson examines how to effectively lead a church through the process of change. Transitions addressed include the building of new facilities, the changing of staff structure, the addition of new services, and the transition to becoming a multi-site ministry, among others. Each chapter includes discussion questions, making this an ideal resource for a church staff or leadership team. During the struggles of transition, doubts and fears will inevitably arise. At those moments, leaders need assurance that they have a real and authentic vision from God. Scott encourages leaders to follow their call to lead ...

EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation Workbook

EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation Workbook


  • Author : Martine van der Steeg
  • Publisher : Van Haren
  • Release Date : 2012-05-21
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789087538163


EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation Workbook Book Description :

Fully prepare yourself for the EXIN Cloud Computing exam and certification Benefits of the EXIN Cloud Computing Foundation certification are: - Focus on non-technical aspects such as: management, structure, people and processes - Gain knowledge and practical guidance in the concepts and definitions - Focus on risks, security, infrastructure, governance and compliance - Gain control over the supply chain - Helps you to develop a business case for moving services to the cloud...

Reinventing Management

Reinventing Management


  • Author : Julian Birkinshaw
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-02-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470662311


Reinventing Management Book Description :

The recent economic crisis was not just caused by a failure of regulation or economic policy; it was a story of the failure of management in a fundamental sense—a deeply flawed approach to management that encouraged bankers to pursue opportunities without regard for their long-term consequences, and to put their own interests ahead of those of their employers and their shareholders. And looking more widely, there is a creeping disenchantment with management as a profession: surveys show that managers generate less respect than lawyers and bankers in the eyes of the general public, and there are few if any positive role models for management. "Change isn't just for the rank-and-file anymore; it's coming for you. Instant access to information and glo...

Stop What You re Doing And Read This
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Stop What You re Doing And Read This


  • Author : Mark Haddon
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-12-26
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446484807


Stop What You re Doing And Read This Book Description :

In any 24 hours there might be sleeping, eating, kids, parents, friends, lovers, work, school, travel, deadlines, emails, phone calls, Facebook, Twitter, the news, the TV, Playstation, music, movies, sport, responsibilities, passions, desires, dreams. Why should you stop what you're doing and read a book? People have always needed stories. We need literature - novels, poetry - because we need to make sense of our lives, test our depths, understand our joys and discover what humans are capable of. Great books can provide companionship when we are lonely or peacefulness in the midst of an overcrowded daily life. Reading provides a unique kind of pleasure and no-one should live without it. In the ten essays in this book some of our finest authors and pa...

Business Week

Business Week


  • Author :
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  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCLA:L0098881204


Business Week Book Description :

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