History and Writing
The Facebook Effect
The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
Hardcover ISBN: 1439102112
"An insider's history of the online social network traces the collaborations and conflicts among its founders, the personalities that shaped its development and the ways in which the site has become an integral part of today's culture."
Against the Machine
Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob
Hardcover ISBN: 0385522657
In a critical study of modern technology, a senior editor at The New Republic analyzes the World Wide Web and complementary developments in terms of its negative influence on the people who use them, arguing that modern technology has given rise to a new, malevolent mass culture that threatens the ideals of humanity, democracy, and the individual. 25,000 first printing.
Devices of the Soul
Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0596526806
In this deeply thoughtful work, the author reviews humanity's technological dreams of improvement and destruction, finding both possibilities where others see only one or the other.
Across the Divide
Navigating the Digital Revolution As a Woman, Entrepreneur and Ceo
Hardcover ISBN: 1864704551
A First-hand account of a pioneering woman's experiences in the world of business and computing. Anecdotal history of computing from the days of punched card computing to the present. Observations, insights and tips drawn from the author's personal experiences as one of the first female programmers at IBM and later founder of SSE.
The Accidental Billionaires
The Founding of Facebook: a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal
Paperback ISBN: 0307740986
NATIONAL BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, "THE SOCIAL NETWORK," starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, and Rashida Jones; directed by David Fincher Exuberant and revealing, The Accidental Billionaires is a fast-paced, inside look at a story of fortune gained and innocence lost, and how a company that was created to bring people together ultimately tore two friends apart. In 2003, Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergrads and best friends looking for a way to stand out among the university’s elite and competitive student body. Then one lonely night, Zuckerberg hacked into the campus computer system to pull off a prank that crashed Harvard’s network. This stunt almost got him expelled, but it also inspired Zuckerberg to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized how people around the world communicate. With Saverin’s funding their small start-up quickly went from their college dorm room to Silicon Valley. But different ideas about Facebook’s future tested Zuckerberg and Saverin’s relationship, which then spiraled into out-and-out warfare. Soon, the collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, lawyers, and big money.