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Babbage and the Buskers

Andrew Grillet explores how Charles Babbage had access to technology that would have enabled him to build a computer easier and cheaper than the method he chose to use. It would have enabled him to build machines far more like modern computers than his analytical engine. Why did he chose not to use a superior technology?…

Submitted:Jan 11, 2012
Author:Andrew Grillet
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Category:History
Average rating: 5.0 / 1 (1 review)
3 diggs • 0 comments • Jan 11, 2012

Amazon.com: Babbage and the Buskers eBook: Andrew Grillet: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: Babbage and the Buskers eBook: Andrew Grillet: Kindle Store. I posted a review and gave this book 5 stars.

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The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.

The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike our own, when every thought and utterance vanishes as soon as it is born. From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long-misunderstood talking drums of Africa, Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness…

Submitted:Mar 16, 2011
Author:James Gleick
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Category:History
Average rating: 4.2 / 19 (19 reviews)
2 diggs • 0 comments • Mar 16, 2011

Amazon.com: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood (9780375423727): James Gleick: Books

Amazon.com: The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood (9780375423727): James Gleick: Books

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Blogging by Million, Earn by Millions: How the Young Savvies Earn Millions by Blogging, Totally Committed to Their Current Job, Yet Still Progress in Their Career

With the explosion of the New media technology it has also brought along new entrepreneurship spirit. This made the Young and New Entrepreneurs to enter the business scene. Some achieved big goals and attained massive success, which exceeded those from the baby boomer generation.

Becoming an entrepreneur these days requires self-conditioning. This is to equip oneself with a good set of skills. For example, understanding the positive Neuro-linguistics programming (NLP), entrepreneur attitude and social-marketing knowledge…

Submitted:Dec 5, 2010
Author:Laura Maya
Brand:Outskirts Press
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Category:Web Marketing
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1 diggs • 1 comment • Jun 8, 2011

Amazon.com: Blogging by Million, Earn by Millions: How the Young Savvies Earn Millions by Blogging, Totally Committed to Their Current Job, Yet Still Progress in Their Career (9781432765934): Laura Maya: Books

Amazon.com: Blogging by Million, Earn by Millions: How the Young Savvies Earn Millions by Blogging, Totally Committed to Their Current Job, Yet Still Progress in Their Career (9781432765934): Laura Maya: Books

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Earn by Millions

How the Young Savvies Earn Millions by Blogging, Totally Committed to Their Current Job, Yet Still Progress in Their Career [Paperback]

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The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created…

Submitted:Aug 13, 2008
Brand:Open Court
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Category:History
Average rating: 3.8 / 14 (14 reviews)
18 diggs • 0 comments • Aug 13, 2008

A book for Zelda nuts: "The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy"

Billed as a work that "puts video games on the philosophical map as a serious area of study", The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy is seeking to ask, and answer, the burning questions surrounding the Zelda series. Does Link have a will, or do gamers project their wills onto him? Can Hyrule be seen as an ideal society? How does time function?

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The Blogging Church

The Blogging Church offers church leaders a field manual for using the social phenomenon of blogs to connect people and build communities in a whole new way. Inside you will find the why, what, and how of blogging in the local church. Filled with illustrative examples and practical advice, the authors answer key questions learned on the frontlines of ministry: Is blogging a tool or a toy? What problems will blogging solve? How does it benefit ministry? How do I build a great blog? and Who am I blogging for?

The Blogging Church is a handbook that will inspire and equip you to join the conversation…

Submitted:Feb 9, 2008
Author:Brian Bailey
Brand:Jossey-Bass
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Category:History
Average rating: 4.8 / 31 (31 reviews)
2 diggs • 0 comments • Feb 9, 2008

The Blogging Church: Books: Brian Bailey,Terry S

Interesting! The church has been lagging behind the rest of the world when it comes to tech. (Wish I could get it as an e-book.)Seth Godin's is the top review.

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The Cult of the Amateur: How Today's Internet is Killing Our Culture

Amateur hour has arrived, and the audience is running the show

In a hard-hitting and provocative polemic, Silicon Valley insider and pundit Andrew Keen exposes the grave consequences of today’s new participatory Web 2.0 and reveals how it threatens our values, economy, and ultimately the very innovation and creativity that forms the fabric of American achievement.

Our most valued cultural institutions, Keen warns—our professional newspapers, magazines, music, and movies—are being overtaken by an avalanche of amateur, user-generated free content…

Submitted:May 10, 2007
Author:Andrew Keen
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Category:Culture
Average rating: 2.5 / 128 (128 reviews)
7 diggs • 1 comment • Jun 6, 2007

The culture-Killing Cult of Internet Amateurs ... aka, Digg

The Cult of the Amateur: How today's Internet is killing our culture. Internet culture, often portrayed as the vanguard of progress, is actually a jungle peopled by intellectual yahoos and digital thieves, according to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur-turned-dissenter. This book is sure to shake the earth under the feet of Web 2.0-heads everywhere.

2 diggs • 0 comments • May 10, 2007

The Cult of the Amateur: How Digg, Wikipedia, Blogs are Killing Our Culture

Amateur hour has arrived, and the audience is running the show. In a hard-hitting and provocative polemic, Silicon Valley insider and pundit Andrew Keen exposes the grave consequences of today?s new participatory Web 2.0 and reveals how it threatens our values, economy, and ultimately the very innovation and creativity that forms America.

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Hacking Roomba: ExtremeTech

The Jetsons would be proud!

A gizmo as cool as Roomba just begs to be hacked. Now, with this book and the official ROI specification furnished by iRobot®, you can become the robotic engineer you've always dreamed of being. Build a Bluetooth interface for your Roomba. Turn it into an artist. Install Linux on it and give it a new brain. Some hacks are functional, others are purely fun. All of them let you play with robotics, and not one will void your warranty.

  • Build a serial interface tether.
  • Set up a Bluetooth® interface.
  • Drive Roomba.
  • Play with sensors.
  • Make it sing…
Submitted:Nov 28, 2006
Author:Tod E. Kurt
Brand:Wiley
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Category:Hacking
Average rating: 4.4 / 7 (7 reviews)
3 diggs • 1 comment • Nov 28, 2006

Hacking Roomba

Kevin and Alex discussed the Roomba Uprising (precursor to the Cylon War) in a recent Diggnation. Does it all begin with this book which tells you how to "... give it a new brain"?

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Hacking the Cable Modem: What Cable Companies Don't Want You to Know

Take control of your cable modem

Submitted:Nov 4, 2006
Author:DerEngel
Brand:No Starch Press
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Category:Hacking
Average rating: 4.3 / 13 (13 reviews)
8 diggs • 0 comments • Nov 4, 2006

Hacking your Cable Modem

WARNING: The practice of modifying a cable modem violates service agreements, and hackers risk being banned by service providers for life. This book is not intended to be used for stealing Internet service or any other illegal activity. SOUNDS LIKE FUN!

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Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day

Redefine your personal productivity by tweaking, modding, mashing up, and repurposing Web apps, desktop software, and common everyday objects. The 88 "life hacks" -- clever shortcuts and lesser-known, faster ways to complete a task -- in this book are some of the best in Lifehacker.com's online archive. Every chapter describes an overarching lifehacker principle, then segues into several concrete applications. Each hack includes a step-by-step how-to for setting up and using the solution with cross-platform software, detailed screen shots, and sidebars with additional tips. Order your copy today and increase your productivity!

Submitted:Oct 30, 2006
Author:Gina Trapani
Brand:Wiley
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Category:Culture
Average rating: 4.2 / 30 (30 reviews)
4 diggs • 0 comments • Oct 30, 2006

Pre Order Lifehacker The Book!

'88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day'

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Webster's New World Hacker Dictionary

The comprehensive hacker dictionary for security professionals, businesses, governments, legal professionals, and others dealing with cyberspace

Hackers. Crackers. Phreakers. Black hats. White hats. Cybercrime. Logfiles. Anonymous Digital Cash. ARP Redirect.

Cyberspace has a language all its own. Understanding it is vital if you're concerned about Internet security, national security, or even personal security. As recent events have proven, you don't have to own a computer to be the victim of cybercrime-crackers have accessed information in the records of large, respected organizations, institutions, and even the military…

Submitted:Sep 27, 2006
Author:Bernadette Schell
Brand:Wiley Publishing, Inc.
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Category:Hacking
Average rating: 3.0 / 4 (4 reviews)
6 diggs • 4 comments • Sep 27, 2006

Webster's New World Hacker Dictionary

The Hacker's Dictionary from Webster's New World. Cyberspace is a language of its own. I'm definitely buying one.

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