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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
Brand:Pantheon
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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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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
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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
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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 iPod

Wired News editor Leander Kahney follows up his bestselling The Cult of Mac (No Starch Press) with The Cult of iPod, a comprehensive look at how Apple's hit iPod is changing music, culture, and listening behavior. The Cult of iPod includes the exclusive back story of the iPod’s development; looks at the many ways iPod's users pay homage to their devices; and investigates the quirkier aspects of iPod culture, such as iPod-jacking (strangers plugging into each other’s iPods to discover new music) as well as the growing legions of MP3Js (regular folks who use their iPods to become DJs). 4-color throughout…

Submitted:Sep 29, 2005
Author:Leander Kahney
Brand:No Starch Press
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Category:History
Average rating: 4.6 / 14 (14 reviews)
13 diggs • 0 comments • Sep 29, 2005

'Cult of iPod' book coming Novemeber 1st...

The follow-up to Leander Kahney’s 'Cult of Mac' will be released on November 1st, and offers a look into how the iPod changed the world of music and has intergrated itself into society. Look at that guy with a clickwheel shaved in his head...wow.

5 diggs • 3 comments • Mar 12, 2006

Ipod as a cult? Its an MP3 Player!

A new book on Amazon about the Ipod following.

1 diggs • 0 comments • Jul 10, 2007

New I Pods Due around September or October

Nobody mind the link. I just had to put some random i pod link so it would let me post the story. All these new rumors about the new ipods coming out January is completly wrong. My uncle works for Apple. When they have sales like free ipod with purchas of laptop. They always release a new i pod about 2 weeks later. And this sale ends September.

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