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Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human

Michael Chorost became a cyborg on October 1, 2001, the day his new ear was booted up. Born hard of hearing in 1964, he went completely deaf in his thirties. Rather than live in silence, he chose to have a computer surgically embedded in his skull to artificially restore his hearing. This is the story of Chorost’s journey -- from deafness to hearing, from human to cyborg -- and how it transformed him. The melding of silicon and flesh has long been the stuff of science fiction. But as Chorost reveals in this witty, poignant, and illuminating memoir, fantasy is now giving way to reality…

Submitted:Mar 3, 2006
Author:Michael Chorost
Brand:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Rebuilt : How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human (Hardcover)

From BooklistIn Chorost's memoir about his hearing loss, he prefaces the operating-room experience and activation of a cochlear implant with a recollection of his childhood diagnosis in the late 1960s of a severe hearing deficit, probably caused by rubella fever. In 2001, Chorost abruptly went totally deaf.


The 48 Laws of Power

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power in to forty-eight well explicated laws. As attention--grabbing in its design as it is in its content, this bold volume outlines the laws of power in their unvarnished essence, synthesizing the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun-tzu, Carl von Clausewitz, and other great thinkers. Some laws teach the need for prudence ("Law 1: Never Outshine the Master"), the virtue of stealth ("Law 3: Conceal Your Intentions"), and many demand the total absence of mercy ("Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally"), but like it or not, all have applications in real life…

Submitted:Jan 10, 2006
Author:Robert Greene
Brand:Penguin (Non-Classics)
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A look at Amazon's inside the book encoding

A mis-created page shows how how Amazon's inside-the-book feature lays out it's mapping between graphical imaging of the page and the text it contains. (requires amazon login to view)

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Amazon.com: The 48 Laws of Power (9780140280197): Robert Greene: Books

Amazon.com: The 48 Laws of Power (9780140280197): Robert Greene: Books


Bad Boy Ballmer: The Man Who Rules Microsoft

In January 2000 Bill Gates gave his responsibilities and the title chief executive officer of Microsoft to his best friend, Steve Ballmer, who had been at Gates's side almost since the company's earliest days. The news sent shock waves throughout the technology and computer worlds, making many people wonder about the man who was now entrusted with Bill Gates's baby.

The life of Steve Ballmer is an incredible story of tremendous ambition, genius, arrogance, and charisma, an up-by-the-bootstraps saga of how the child of immigrants growing up in suburban Michigan became the only American billionaire to acquire his wealth working for someone else…

Submitted:Jan 5, 2006
Author:Fredric Alan Maxwell
Brand:William Morrow
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Bad Boy Ballmer

A book about the wild man himself. 58 copies used & new available from $0.01


iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business

iCon takes a look at the most astounding figure in a business era noted for its mavericks, oddballs, and iconoclasts. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Jeffrey Young and William Simon provide new perspectives on the legendary creation of Apple, detail Jobs’s meteoric rise, and the devastating plunge that left him not only out of Apple, but out of the computer-making business entirely…

Submitted:Oct 5, 2005
Author:Jeffrey S. Young
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12 diggs • 1 comment • Oct 5, 2005

Steve Jobs=iCon

Put down the flamethrower: TWO, count them, TWO stories were previously submitted about this unofficial Steve Jobs biography and Apple's reaction to it. All I want you to notice is the book's title.

3 diggs • 0 comments • Dec 21, 2005

iCon Steve Jobs : The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business

iCon is must reading for anyone who wants to understand how the modern digital age has been formed, shaped, and refined by the most influential figure of the age?a master of three industries: movies, music, and computers.


The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

Hidden somewhere, in nearly every major city in the world, is an underground seduction lair. And in these lairs, men trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women. This is not fiction. These men really exist. They live together in houses known as Projects. And Neil Strauss, the bestselling author, spent two years living among them, using the pseudonym Style to protect his real-life identity. The result is one of the most explosive and controversial books of the year -- guaranteed to change the lives of men and transform the way women understand the opposite sex forever…

Submitted:Sep 15, 2005
Author:Neil Strauss
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8 diggs • 0 comments • Sep 15, 2005

No rules. No techniques. Only "technology" ... for picking up women.

Neil Strauss (famous for writing books with Jenna Jameson and Dave Navarro) has a new book out on the subject of pickup artists and picking up on women. The guys in the book describe their act as "technology" - they have flowcharts and diagrams and stuff like that. Very amusing ...


Out of Harm's Way

Jack Thompson eats giants for breakfast. Just ask media giant and shock-jock Howard Stern, who ranted on air about the "one lunatic lawyer" who got him kicked off the air. Jack, an outraged father and activist lawyer, is on a mission to protect children from the violent and obscene video games, music lyrics, shock jock radio shows, and television programs he says are creating a culture of violence and degradation. Going beyond outrage, Thompson chronicles his own spiritual journey from bystander to activist and offers the sociological, medical, scientific, and legal evidence that will motivate all Americans--especially parents--to get involved…

Submitted:Sep 15, 2005
Author:Jack Thompson
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Jack Thompson has a book out

Guess what's happened to his listing on Amazon.

12 diggs • 3 comments • Oct 21, 2005

Amazon users connect Jack Thompson's book to a certain act

Some cunning Amazon hackers have made a satirical "connection" between Jack Thompson's book and another that you need to see to believe. By using the fact that Amazon tracks what people view directly after another book, the hackers used a technique similar to googlebombing to connect another book to his.

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Review Jack Thompson's Book! (at Amazon.com)

Link to Amazon.com on Jack Thompson's Book titled, "Out of Harm's Way". About his fight on the gaming industry. Is hetrying to earn a buck? You bet he is!

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Out of Harm's Way by Jack Thompson

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