It Came From The Internet

Author: R. L. Stine
Publisher: Apple
ISBN: 9780590516655
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It Came From The Internet from the Author: R. L. Stine. In a story that offers twenty different endings, the reader contracts a computer virus and can receive help from such characters as a bizarre teenage computer hacker or a doctor who prescribes computer chips and dip. Original.

It Came From Berkeley

Author: Dave Weinstein
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9781423602545
Size: 47.69 MB
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It Came From Berkeley from the Author: Dave Weinstein. Why is Berkeley famous worldwide? Because of its inventiveness, its liberal attitudes, and its artists and writers. Did you know that public radio, California cuisine, the lie detector, the atomic bomb, free speech, the hot tub, and yuppies were all invented in this all-American city? J. Stitt Wilson, Berkeley's first Socialist mayor, once said, "Any kind of a day in Berkeley seems sweeter than the best day anywhere else." In How Berkeley Became Berkeley, Dave Weinstein goes about showing us just that. He tells the story of this unique city from the beginning-the 1840s-to present day by focusing on the events and people that made Berkeley into the famous-and infamous-place that it continues to be. More than any other general book about Berkeley, How Berkeley Became Berkeley brings the history of the town and the university to life with anecdotes that are amusing, surprising, sometimes shocking, and often touching. Dave Weinstein, a native of Long Island, New York, received his undergraduate degree in art history at Columbia University in 1973, and then studied journalism at UC Berkeley. He has lived in the Bay Area for thirty years, and spent twenty years as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers. Dave has written two books, Signature Architects of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the text for a photo book Berkeley Rocks. He writes for the magazine CA Modern, and for four years has been writing a popular series of architect profiles for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Inventing The Internet

Author: Janet Abbate
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262261332
Size: 64.42 MB
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Inventing The Internet from the Author: Janet Abbate. Since the late 1960s the Internet has grown from a single experimental network serving a dozen sites in the United States to a network of networks linking millions of computers worldwide. In Inventing the Internet, Janet Abbate recounts the key players and technologies that allowed the Internet to develop; but her main focus is always on the social and cultural factors that influenced the Internets design and use. The story she unfolds is an often twisting tale of collaboration and conflict among a remarkable variety of players, including government and military agencies, computer scientists in academia and industry, graduate students, telecommunications companies, standards organizations, and network users.The story starts with the early networking breakthroughs formulated in Cold War think tanks and realized in the Defense Department's creation of the ARPANET. It ends with the emergence of the Internet and its rapid and seemingly chaotic growth. Abbate looks at how academic and military influences and attitudes shaped both networks; how the usual lines between producer and user of a technology were crossed with interesting and unique results; and how later users invented their own very successful applications, such as electronic mail and the World Wide Web. She concludes that such applications continue the trend of decentralized, user-driven development that has characterized the Internet's entire history and that the key to the Internet's success has been a commitment to flexibility and diversity, both in technical design and in organizational culture.

The Internet For Physicians

Author: Roger P. Smith
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475730748
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The Internet For Physicians from the Author: Roger P. Smith. Does the Internet offer anything besides cybermalls and computer games? Is there anything out there for physicians? As Roger Smith and Margaret Edwards demonstrate in The Internet for Physicians, 2nd edition, the answer is a resounding "YES!" The authors describe the Internet in clear, easy-to-read language, how it is useful to the physician in practice, how to employ its various tools, and what hardware and software are required to "log on". Building on the success of the 1st edition, The Internet for Physicians, 2nd edition, continues to provide thorough coverage of Internet basics and now includes all-new chapters on advanced issues and options facing the seasoned surfer. Updates address choosing a service provider, search secrets, designing a personal web page, html programming, Internet security, laptop vs desktop, and hardware decisions such as choosing a platform. An expanded glossary explains Internet-related terms and a detailed bibliography suggests further reading. Additionally, the book offers an extensive directory of over 600 Internet medical resources, organized by disease and medical specialty, for both physicians and patients. With each site personally reviewed by Smith, it is a treasure trove of the Internet information available to doctors. What's more, a CD-ROM component brings the reader hypertext links to websites with the click of a mouse. Intelligent, informative, and witty, The Internet for Physicians, 2nd edition, offers medical professionals essential knowledge to keep their practices progressive, professional, and cutting-edge.

Girl Wide Web

Author: Sharon R. Mazzarella
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820471174
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Girl Wide Web from the Author: Sharon R. Mazzarella. Presents a collection of essays that focus on teenage girls' Internet use.

Global Geographies Of The Internet

Author: Barney Warf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400712456
Size: 17.30 MB
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Global Geographies Of The Internet from the Author: Barney Warf. Today, roughly 2 billion people use the internet, and its applications have flourished in number and importance. This volume will examine the growth and geography of the internet from a political economy perspective. Its central motivation is to illustrate that cyberspace does not exist in some aspatial void, but is deeply rooted in national and local political and cultural contexts. Toward that end, it will invoke a few major theorists of cyberspace, but apply their perspectives in terms that are accessible to readers with no familiarity with them. Beyond summaries of the infrastructure that makes the internet possible and global distributions of users, it delves into issues such as the digital divide to emphasize the inequalities that accompany the growth of cyberspace. It also addresses internet censorship, e-commerce, and e-government, issues that have received remarkably little scholarly attention, particularly from a spatial perspective. Throughout, it demonstrates that in cyberspace, place matters, so that no comprehensive understanding of the internet can be achieved without considering how it is embedded within, and in turn changes, local institutional and political contexts. Thus the book rebuts simplistic ā€œdeath of distanceā€ views or those that assert there is, or can be, a ā€œone-size-fits-all, cookie-cutterā€ model of the internet applicable to all times and places.

The Food Of The Gods

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486163598
Size: 53.32 MB
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The Food Of The Gods from the Author: H. G. Wells. First published in 1904, this gripping, newly relevant tale of science fiction combines fast-paced entertainment with social commentary as it considers the ethics involved in genetic engineering.

The Internet Encyclopedia Volume 3 P Z

Author: Hossein Bidgoli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471689971
Size: 61.13 MB
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The Internet Encyclopedia Volume 3 P Z from the Author: Hossein Bidgoli. The Internet Encyclopedia in a 3-volume reference work on the internet as a business tool, IT platform, and communications and commerce medium.

It Came From Schenectady

Author: Barry Longyear
Publisher: Open Road Distribution
ISBN: 9781504030106
Size: 55.20 MB
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It Came From Schenectady from the Author: Barry Longyear. "This title is just a front for a collection of 12 stories, several of which are among the finest written within Longyear's time as a writer. Hardly any of the dozen end as one might expect, and yet they're not possessed of twist endings, merely good ones. Longyear is the kind of quality writer who sets up so complete a segment of life within a story, that all possibilities of a real occurrence come through." --Starlog