iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us

By Larry D. Rosen

iDisorder: adjustments in your brain's skill to procedure details and your skill to narrate to the realm as a result of your day-by-day use of media and expertise leading to signs of mental problems - reminiscent of rigidity, sleeplessness, and a compulsive have to sign up with all your know-how. according to a long time of study and services within the "psychology of technology," Dr. Larry Rosen deals transparent, down-to-earth reasons for why many people are being affected by an "iDisorder." Rosen deals sturdy, confirmed innovations to aid us conquer the iDisorder all of us think in our lives whereas nonetheless employing all that expertise deals. Our global won't swap, and know-how will proceed to penetrate society even deeper leaving us little likelihood to react to the possible day-by-day additions to our lives. Rosen teaches us the way to remain human in an more and more technological world.

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Creating a Hackintosh

By Peter Baldwin

Specific advisor to fitting Apple's Mac OS X software program on non-Apple hardware

If you've regularly needed you may set up Apple's rock good Mac OS X in your non-Apple laptop, finances computing device, or power-tower computer, want not more. certain, you could, and this interesting ebook indicates you precisely how. stroll via those step by step directions, and you'll prove understanding extra approximately Apple's celebrated OS than the various so much dedicated Mac enthusiasts. You'll learn how to construct OS X-ready machines, in addition to how one can set up, use, and software OS X.

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Future Hype: The Myths of Technology Change

By Bob Seidensticker

Conventional knowledge says that know-how is the best new development frontier, coupling limitless strength with an ever-growing variety of speedier, extra effective, and extra trustworthy items and tools. in accordance with this view, we are living in an unparalleled golden period of technological enlargement. ""Future Hype argues the other. writer Bob Seidensticker, who has an intimate figuring out of expertise on specialist, theoretical, and educational degrees, asserts that modern technological achievements are neither speedy nor revolutionary. He explodes seven significant myths of expertise, together with ""Change is exponential,"" ""Product cycle time is decreasing,"" and ""Today's high-tech expense discount rates are unprecedented."" studying the background of tech hype, Seidensticker skillfully uncovers the inaccuracies and misinterpretations that represent the preferred view of know-how, explaining how and why this view has been created, and supplying particular techniques for measuring growth opposed to what's really recognized instead of opposed to what its boosters have promised.

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The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity

By Alan Cooper

Imagine, at a terrifyingly competitive cost, every little thing you frequently use is being built with computing device know-how. take into consideration your telephone, cameras, cars-everything-being automatic and programmed through those that of their rush to just accept the numerous merits of the silicon chip, have abdicated their accountability to make those items effortless to take advantage of. The Inmates Are operating the Asylum argues that the enterprise executives who make the selections to improve those items aren't those answerable for the expertise used to create them. Insightful and exciting, The Inmates Are working the Asylum makes use of the author's stories in company the United States to demonstrate how proficient humans continually layout undesirable software-based items and why we want know-how to paintings the best way common humans imagine. someplace in the market is a cheerful medium that makes some of these items either person and bottom-line pleasant; this publication discusses why we have to fast locate that medium.

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Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality, and Society (Inside Technology)

By Tarleton Gillespie, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Kirsten A. Foot

In contemporary years, scholarship round media applied sciences has eventually shed the belief that those applied sciences are break away and powerfully settling on of social existence, taking a look at them in its place as produced by way of and embedded in precise social, cultural, and political practices. verbal exchange and media students have more and more taken theoretical views originating in technology and expertise experiences (STS), whereas a few STS students attracted to details applied sciences have associated their examine to media reviews inquiries into the symbolic dimensions of those instruments. during this quantity, students from either fields come jointly to strengthen this view of media applied sciences as advanced sociomaterial phenomena.

The individuals first tackle the connection among materiality and mediation, contemplating such themes because the lived realities of community infrastructure. The participants then spotlight media applied sciences as regularly in movement, held jointly throughout the minute, unobserved paintings of many, together with efforts to maintain those applied sciences alive.

ContributorsPablo J. Boczkowski, Geoffrey C. Bowker, Finn Brunton, Gabriella Coleman, Gregory J. Downey, Kirsten A. Foot, Tarleton Gillespie, Steven J. Jackson, Christopher M. Kelty, Leah A. Lievrouw, Sonia Livingstone, Ignacio Siles, Jonathan Sterne, Lucy Suchman, Fred Turner

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The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse: Building a Humane Chicken-Processing Unit to Strengthen Your Local Food System

By Ali Berlow

If you’re elevating chicken for meat and absence easy accessibility to a humane slaughterhouse, a cellular slaughter and processing unit could be the answer. Ali Berlow exhibits you ways to construct a unit that incorporates all kinds of chook and will simply be moved to any place, making it a good cooperative funding for a neighborhood of small-scale farmers. protecting the mechanics of development, sanitation, safeguard, and allowing methods, this advisor exhibits you ways a cellular slaughterhouse could make your chook operation extra self-sufficient.

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Mac OS X and iOS Internals: To the Apple's Core

By Jonathan Levin

An in-depth check out Mac OS X and iOS kernels

Powering Macs, iPhones, iPads and extra, OS X and iOS have gotten ubiquitous. in terms of documentation, even if, a lot of them are shrouded in secret. Cocoa and Carbon, the appliance frameworks, are smartly defined, yet method programmers locate the remainder missing. This necessary consultant illuminates the darkest corners of these structures, beginning with an architectural review, then drilling the entire approach to the core.

  • Provides you with a best down view of OS X and iOS
  • Walks you thru the levels of procedure startup—both Mac (EFi) and cellular (iBoot)
  • Explains how strategies, threads, digital reminiscence, and filesystems are maintained
  • Covers the protection architecture
  • Reviews the interior Apis utilized by the system—BSD and Mach
  • Dissects the kernel, XNU, into its sub elements: Mach, the BSD Layer, and I/o package, and explains each one in detail
  • Explains the internal workings of gadget drivers

From structure to implementation, this ebook is vital examining so that it will get fascinated by the interior workings of Mac OS X and iOS.

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Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days

By Jessica Livingston

Now to be had in paperback―with a brand new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston approximately Y Combinator!

Founders at paintings: tales of Startups' Early Days is a suite of interviews with founders of recognized know-how businesses approximately what occurred within the very earliest days. those individuals are celebrities now. What used to be it like once they have been only a couple associates with an concept? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina pretend (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) inform you of their personal phrases approximately their fantastic and sometimes very humorous discoveries as they discovered tips to construct a company.

Where did they get the tips that made them wealthy? How did they persuade traders to again them? What went mistaken, and the way did they recover?

Nearly all technical humans have considered at some point beginning or operating for a startup. For them, this ebook is the nearest you could come to being a fly at the wall at a winning startup, to profit how it truly is done.

But eventually those interviews are required interpreting for someone who desires to comprehend company, simply because startups are enterprise diminished to its essence. the explanation their founders turn into wealthy is that startups do what companies do―create value―more intensively than virtually the other a part of the economic climate. How? What are the secrets and techniques that make winning startups so insanely effective? learn this booklet, and allow the founders themselves inform you.

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Magnetic Bearings: Theory, Design, and Application to Rotating Machinery

Compiling the services of 9 pioneers of the sphere, Magnetic Bearings - thought, layout, and alertness to Rotating equipment bargains an encyclopedic examine of this quickly rising box with a balanced combination of business and educational views. each portion of the know-how is tested intimately, starting on the part point and continuing via a radical exposition of the layout and function of those systems.

The ebook is prepared in a logical model, beginning with an outline of the expertise and a survey of the diversity of purposes. A heritage bankruptcy then explains the significant ideas of lively magnetic bearings whereas keeping off a morass of technical information. From right here, the reader keeps to a meticulous, state of the art exposition of the part applied sciences and the style within which they're assembled to shape the AMB/rotor procedure. those method versions and function targets are then tied jointly via huge discussions of regulate equipment for either inflexible and versatile rotors, together with attention of the matter of process dynamics id. assisting this, the problems of procedure reliability and fault administration are mentioned from numerous invaluable and complementary views. on the finish of the e-book, various exact strategies and platforms, together with micro-scale bearings, self-bearing vehicles, and self-sensing bearings, are placed forth as promising instructions for brand spanking new study and development.

Newcomers to the sphere will locate the cloth hugely obtainable whereas veteran practitioners could be inspired by way of the extent of technical aspect that emerges from a mix of refined research and insights gleaned from many collective years of functional adventure. An exhaustive, self-contained textual content on energetic magnetic bearing expertise, this ebook could be a middle reference for someone trying to comprehend or increase platforms utilizing magnetic bearings.

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The Innovator's Dilemma : When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

By Clayton M. Christensen

Named one among a hundred management & luck Books to learn in an entire life by way of Amazon Editors

A Wall highway Journal and Businessweek bestseller. Named by means of Fast Company as probably the most influential management books in its management corridor of reputation. An innovation vintage. From Steve Jobs to Jeff Bezos, Clay Christensen’s paintings keeps to underpin today’s such a lot leading edge leaders and organizations.

The bestselling vintage on disruptive innovation, via well known writer Clayton M. Christensen.

His paintings is stated through the world’s best-known suggestion leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. during this vintage bestseller—one of the main influential company books of all time—innovation specialist Clayton Christensen indicates how even the main impressive businesses can do every little thing right—yet nonetheless lose industry leadership.

Christensen explains why so much businesses fail to spot new waves of innovation. irrespective of the undefined, he says, a winning corporation with demonstrated items will get brushed off except managers know the way and while to desert conventional company practices.

Offering either successes and screw ups from best businesses as a consultant, The Innovator’s Dilemma supplies a collection of ideas for capitalizing at the phenomenon of disruptive innovation.

Sharp, cogent, and provocative—and regularly famous as some of the most priceless company rules of all time—The Innovator’s Dilemma is the publication no supervisor, chief, or entrepreneur may be without.

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