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Silicon Snake Oil

Author : Clifford Stoll
ISBN : 9780385419949
Genre : Computers
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Offers a critical look at the hyperbole surrounding the Internet and the future uses of computer networks, and discusses the false assumptions concerning the true benefits of computers

High Tech Heretic

Author : Clifford Stoll
ISBN : 0385489757
Genre : Computers
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Argues that students are missing out on learning fundamental skills because of the emphasis on becoming computer literate.

The Cuckoo S Egg

Author : Cliff Stoll
ISBN : 9781416507789
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first true account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief who sold information from American computer files to Soviet intelligence agents

The Virtual Community

Author : Howard Rheingold
ISBN : 0262261103
Genre : Computers
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Howard Rheingold has been called the First Citizen of the Internet. In this book he tours the "virtual community" of online networking. He describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community -- one where people talk, argue, seek information, organize politically, fall in love, and dupe others. At the same time that he tells moving stories about people who have received online emotional support during devastating illnesses, he acknowledges a darker side to people's behavior in cyberspace. Indeed, contends Rheingold, people relate to each other online much the same as they do in physical communities.Originally published in 1993, The Virtual Community is more timely than ever. This edition contains a new chapter, in which the author revisits his ideas about online social communication now that so much more of the world's population is wired. It also contains an extended bibliography.

Holding On To Reality

Author : Albert Borgmann
ISBN : 0226066258
Genre : Computers
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Borgmann, the author of "Crossing the Postmodern Divide", presents a brilliant history of information, from its inception in the natural world to its role in the transformation of culture.

Radical Change

Author : Eliza T. Dresang
ISBN : 0824209532
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offers a conceptual framework for understanding and evaluating books that appeal to today's youth

The Snowball

Author : Alice Schroeder
ISBN : 9780747591917
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The biography of the world's richest man and the only book on Warren Buffett that has his full cooperation.

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