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IPAD Quicksteps: Covers 3rd Generation Ipad!
IPAD Quicksteps
Covers 3rd Generation Ipad!
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0071803718
The third generation iPad is here, and customers are lining up around the block to get it. iPad QuickSteps is a perfect vehicle to learn about this category-defining tablet, with four-color illustrations throughout, and handy Tips and Shortcuts that make key points easy to understand and remember. QuickSteps numbered steps show readers how to use iPad's core features, while informative QuickFacts sidebars explain the how to get the most out of them.Veteran author Joli Ballew shows readers how to quickly set up and begin using the iPad, including customizing, loading content from the App Store and iTunes such as eBooks, movies, videos, and music, plus email and web surfing. Ballew also covers the best apps for extending the functionality of iPad.Step-by-step tutorials and quick-reference information with full-color graphics and colorful layouts throughout Landscape-oriented layout features graphics and text side by side, and the book lies open so readers can follow along as they type Contains key third generation iPad details to help readers maximize all the new tablet's features
Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little
The Art of Writing Little
Paperback      ISBN: 039334181x
Welcome to the age of the incredible shrinking message. Your guide to this new landscape, Christopher Johnson reveals the once-secret knowledge of poets, copywriters, brand namers, political speechwriters, and other professional verbal miniaturists. Each chapter discusses one tool that helps short messages grab attention, communicate instantly, stick in the mind, and roll off the tongue. Piled high with examples from corporate slogans to movie titles to product names, Microstyle shows readers how to say the most with the least, while offering a lively romp through the historic transformation of mass media into the media of the personal. “With advice for writing compelling blogs, pitches, ads, slogans, and social-media postings, Johnson's sophisticated, richly referenced, and example-filled microstyle guide is distinctive, instructive, enjoyable, and inspiring.
Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World
Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom
How Online Social Networking Will Transform Your Life, Work and World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0470740140
“If you want to understand why Wikipedia is changing the world, this book is a must read.” Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia “This book is a must read for all - social activists, politicians or managers - who have an interest in understanding how our society is morphing.” Professor C.K. Prahalad, #1 Management Guru and author of Competing for the Future Synopsis The rise of social networks like Facebook, MySpace and Bebo is changing the way we see ourselves, how we interact with each other, how we work and how we do business on a daily basis. Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom explores the powerful forces driving the social networking revolution, the impact of these profound changes, and the far reaching consequences of social networking. Detailing the way social networks affects both individuals and societies as a whole, the book offers a detailed focus on the ways social networking affects the world of business and work. The generation entering the workforce today - and entering boardrooms everywhere - is fully engaged with social networking and its uses. Rather than feeling threatened and paranoid, today's business leaders need to understand this phenomenon, accept that it won't go away, and embrace its power in the world of business. Excerpts from Throwing Sheep in the Boardroom: “Your next CEO’s most impressive job credential might be status as an online gladiator, honing valuable leadership skills mercilessly slaying mortal enemies on World of Warcraft. Why not, the skills necessary to hack your way to the top levels of virtual games – especially a killer instinct – are excellent pre-requisites for managing complex organisations.” ***** “Many senior managers mistakenly believe Enterprise 2.0 is a product, like the latest Microsoft office suite. They don’t realise that Enterprise 2.0 is not a cost centre, but a “state of mind” – a revolutionary new way of managing companies and conducting business. Web 2.0 tools have no regard for “organisational boundaries, hierarchies, or job titles”. Try telling a senior executive that, henceforth, there will be no job titles, reporting lines, and organisational boundaries in the company – and watch the reaction closely.” ***** “When someone calls a meeting, he or she is asserting authority over those who are invited to attend. Meetings are exclusive and closed. In most corporations, who gets invited to a meeting – and who does not – sends a signal about who’s ‘in the loop’. Meetings are a form of social grooming inside organisations. Meetings impose vertical authority. They establish status hierarchies. The Enterprise 2.0 model is feared in corporations because it threatens status hierarchies.” ***** “Harnessing the dynamism of horizontal networks, Web 2.0 social media are bypassing institutional forms of social organisation and directly empowering people. This book has attempted to tell that story with illustrations, which, we hope, have offered intriguing and instructive insights into the powerful transformations we described. What has interested us most, indeed, is the transformative impact – or “e-ruptions” – of Web 2.0 social media on the three dynamics that gave this book its structure: identity, status and power.” About the Authors:Matthew Fraser, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD and teaches at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. A recognised media industries expert, he also has long experience as a journalist, including weekly columnist, national television host, and Editor-in-Chief of Canada’s national daily newspaper, the National Post. Soumitra Dutta, PhD., is Roland Berger Chaired Professor of Business and Technology at INSEAD. He is faculty director of elab@INSEAD, a center of excellence in the digital economy working in collaboration with organisations such as SAP and Intel. His research has been showcased in the international media such as CNN, CNBC, and the BBC. He is a fellow of the World Economic Forum.

The Dark Net: Inside the Digital Underworld
The Dark Net
Inside the Digital Underworld
Hardcover      ISBN: 1612194893
An Independent and New Statesman Book of the Year Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit—a world of Google, Facebook, and Twitter—lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities, and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be anyone, or do anything, they want. This is the world of Bitcoin and Silk Road, of radicalism and pornography. This is the Dark Net. In this important and revealing book, Jamie Bartlett takes us deep into the digital underworld and presents an extraordinary look at the internet we don't know. Beginning with the rise of the internet and the conflicts and battles that defined its early years, Bartlett reports on trolls, pornographers, drug dealers, hackers, political extremists, Bitcoin programmers, and vigilantes—and puts a human face on those who have many reasons to stay anonymous. Rich with historical research and revelatory reporting, The Dark Net is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at a world that doesn't want to be known.
What to Think About Machines That Think: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence
What to Think About Machines That Think
Today's Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence
Paperback      ISBN: 006242565x
In a newest addition to the best-selling Edge Question Series, the founder and publisher of the influential online science salon asks 175 leading scientists, philosophers and artists to answer the question “What do you think about machines that think?" Original. 50,000 first printing.
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
A Journey to the Center of the Internet
Paperback      ISBN: 0061994952
This fascinating chronicle of the Internet's development takes readers behind the scenes of our everyday lives to see the heart of the Internet itself, from the room in LA where the Internet came to life to the Pacific Northwest, where Google, Microsoft and Facebook have built huge data centers. 50,000 first printing.
The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed
The Internet Police
How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed
Paperback      ISBN: 0393349454
A veteran reporter describes how authorities in Australia, Belgum, Ukraine and the United States combined forces to respond to a child pornography ring as well as how other criminal sting operations have been policed and patrolled online. Reprint.
Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
Blockchain Revolution
How the Technology Behind Bitcoin Is Changing Money, Business, and the World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1101980133
Discusses the game-changing technology of blockchain, which facilitates peer-to-peer transactions without the need for such an intermediary as a bank or government.
Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and Wordpress
Build Your Own Website
A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and Wordpress
Paperback      ISBN: 1593275226
A humorous, illustrated guide introduces the basics of creating a website, including HTML tags, CSS, customizing Word Press, plugins, and choosing domain name.
Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms
Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms
Paperback      ISBN: 0764147552
This updated edition includes the most recent terms relating to constantly expanding computer and internet technology. More than 3,200 terms and definitions deal with-- - Practical guidance for business software users - Computer security, law, and ethics - Computer programming, with examples in several computer languages - Social media, Internet culture, and their latest developments Previous editions of this user-friendly book have proved especially helpful to readers who feel intimidated by computer technicians' jargon. The authors clarify technical terminology while keeping to the highest standards of accuracy. One grateful reader called this book the "Rosetta Stone" for deciphering computer terms. Features many line illustrations and tables.