The Big Switch Rewiring the World from Edison to Google

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 Big Switch  Rewiring the World  from Edison to Google

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.

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The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Nicholas Carr
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-19 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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 Big Switch
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Nicholas G. Carr
Categories: Computers and civilization
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

A hundred years ago, companies stopped producing their own power with steam engines and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric utilities not only changed how businesses operated but also brought the modern world into existence. Today a similar revolution is under way.
The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Nicholas Carr
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-19 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

“Magisterial. . . . Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today’s computing world.”—Salon Hailed 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
The Shallows
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Nicholas Carr
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-01 - Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

'Boldly reactionary... What looks like feast, Carr argues, may be closer to famine' Sunday Times 'Chilling' The Economist 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
Digital Activism Decoded
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Mary C. Joyce
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: IDEA

"The media has recently been abuzz with cases of citizens around the world using digital technologies to push for social and political change: from the use of Twitter to amplify protests in Iran and Moldova to the thousands of American non-profits creating Facebook accounts in the hopes of luring supporters.