The Soul of A New Machine

The Soul of A New Machine
Author : Tracy Kidder
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2011-08-23
ISBN 10 : 9780316204552
ISBN 13 : 0316204552
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul of A New Machine Book Description:

Tracy Kidder's "riveting" (Washington Post) story of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and has become essential reading for understanding the history of the American tech industry. Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the twentieth century. "Fascinating...A surprisingly gripping account of people at work." --Wall Street Journal

Birth of a New Machine

Birth of a New Machine
Author : Dan Somers
Publisher : Somehow Publishing
Total Pages : 82
Release : 2008-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9780615196046
ISBN 13 : 0615196047
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Birth of a New Machine Book Description:

Written by an avid automobile enthusiast and replica builder, this book explains the process from concept to completion and shines a spotlight on the potential pitfalls. Easy and entertaining to read, "Birth of a New Machine: Building a Cobra Replica" is packed with color photos and information to help you succeed with your replica project.

Analytical Frameworks Applications and Impacts of ICT and Actor Network Theory

Analytical Frameworks  Applications  and Impacts of ICT and Actor Network Theory
Author : Spöhrer, Markus
Publisher : IGI Global
Total Pages : 327
Release : 2018-10-05
ISBN 10 : 9781522570288
ISBN 13 : 1522570284
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Frameworks Applications and Impacts of ICT and Actor Network Theory Book Description:

In a globalized world, one of the most prominent developments in technology has been the advancement of non-human entities. The applications of these entities in media as well as other fields of science have been looked upon as irrelevant for understanding human agency. Analytical Frameworks, Applications, and Impacts of ICT and Actor-Network Theory provides innovative insights into human and non-human roles (e.g., physical objects, technology, animals, or even beliefs, scientific facts, or discourses) and their influence on this theory and to each other. The content within this publication represents the work of consumer culture, technology, and the arts. It is designed for researchers, students, and professionals as it covers topics centered on a multidisciplinary reading of actor-network theory for a variety of fields.

A Guide to MySQL

A Guide to MySQL
Author : Philip J. Pratt
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2005-12-09
ISBN 10 : 9781285700991
ISBN 13 : 1285700996
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to MySQL Book Description:

A Guide to MySQL, by Philip Pratt and Mary Last, is yet another step into the open-source arena, which is rapidly growing in the technology industry. Topics include design techniques, data definition, commands to query a database, updates, administration and client tools, and finally, MySQL special topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice
Author : Molly K. Land
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 328
Release : 2018-04-30
ISBN 10 : 9781107179639
ISBN 13 : 1107179637
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Technologies for Human Rights Law and Practice Book Description:

Provides a roadmap for understanding the relationship between technology and human rights law and practice. This title is also available as Open Access.

Encyclopedia of New Media

Encyclopedia of New Media
Author : Steve Jones
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Total Pages : 544
Release : 2002-12-10
ISBN 10 : 9781452265285
ISBN 13 : 1452265283
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of New Media Book Description:

Edited by Steve Jones, one of the leading scholars and founders of this emerging field, and with contributions from an international group of scholars as well as science and technology writers and editors, the Encyclopedia of New Media widens the boundaries of today's information society through interdisciplinary, historical, and international coverage. With such topics as broadband, content filtering, cyberculture, cyberethics, digital divide, freenet, MP3, privacy, telemedicine, viruses, and wireless networks, the Encyclopedia will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested or working in this field. Unlike many encyclopedias that provide short, fragmented entries, the Encyclopedia of New Media examines each subject in depth in a single, coherent article. Many articles span several pages and are presented in a large, double-column format for easy reading. Each article also includes the following: A bibliography Suggestions for further reading Links to related topics in the Encyclopedia Selected works, where applicable Entries include: Pioneers, such as Marc Andreesen, Marshall McLuhan, and Steve Jobs Terms, from "Access" to "Netiquette" to "Web-cam" Technologies, including Bluetooth, MP3, and Linux Businesses, such as Key labs, research centers, and foundations Associations Laws, and much more The Encyclopedia of New Media includes a comprehensive index as well as a reader's guide that facilitates browsing and easy access to information. Recommended Libraries Public, academic, government, special, and private/corporate

Constructing Rhetorical Education

Constructing Rhetorical Education
Author : Marie Secor
Publisher : SIU Press
Total Pages : 432
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : 0809317648
ISBN 13 : 9780809317646
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Rhetorical Education Book Description:

In nineteen essays illustrating its many aspects, this book offers an argument for what it takes to construct a complete rhetorical education. The editors take an approach that is pragmatic and pluralistic, based as it is on the assumptions that a rhetorical education is not limited to teaching freshman composition (or any specific writing course) and that the contexts in which such an education occurs are not limited to classrooms. This thought-provoking volume stresses that while a rhetorical education results in the growth of writing skills, its larger goal is to foster critical thinking.

A Guide to SQL

A Guide to SQL
Author : Philip J. Pratt
Publisher : Course Technology Ptr
Total Pages : 255
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : UVA:X004705056
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Guide to SQL Book Description:

Illustrates the basics of SQL programming using straightforward instruction, numerous examples, and a running case. Based on Oracle9i, this text can be used for instruction in any version of SQL.

Among Schoolchildren

Among Schoolchildren
Author : Tracy Kidder
Publisher : HMH
Total Pages : 340
Release : 1989-09-06
ISBN 10 : 9780547524061
ISBN 13 : 0547524064
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Among Schoolchildren Book Description:

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s classic, “brilliantly illuminated” account of education in America (TheNew York Times Book Review). Mrs. Zajac is feisty, funny, and tough. She likes to call herself an “old-lady teacher.” (She is thirty-four.) Around Kelly School, she is infamous for her discipline: “She is mean, bro,” says one of her students. But children love her, and so will the reader of this extraordinarily moving book by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of House and The Soul of a New Machine. Tracy Kidder spent nine months in Mrs. Zajac’s fifth-grade classroom in a depressed area of Holyoke, Massachusetts. Living among the twenty schoolchildren and their indomitable teacher, he shared their joys, catastrophes, and small but essential triumphs. His resulting New York Times bestseller is a revelatory and remarkably poignant account of an inner-city school that “erupts with passionate life,” and a close-up examination of what is wrong—and right—with education in America (USA Today). “More than a book about needy children and a valiant teacher; it is full of the author’s genuine love, delight and celebration of the human condition. He has never used his talent so well.” —The New York Times