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1. The Perfect Thing: How the iPod
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2. The Wealth of Networks: How Social
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3. The New Media Reader
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4. Real Digital Forensics: Computer
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1. The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (24 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent history and cultural analysis
I get an avalanche of technology-related books mailed to me, and it's rare when I actually try to read one. It's even rarer for me to read it all the way through with a smile pasted on my face the entire time. But that's what happened as I read Steven Levy's "The Perfect Thing."
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2. The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
by Yale University Press
Hardcover (16 May, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Deep content, but terrible style
First, I should note that The Wealth Of Networks is terribly edited. Given that Benkler thanked his editor for his Herculean work at the beginning of the book, I can only imagine the state it started in; as it is, it ended with glaring grammatical errors, including using "effect" when he meant "affect" and "wave" when he meant "waive". (I'll provide specific examples sometime tomorrow.) Editing, apparently, is a craft that is only noticed in its absence. I didn't realize this until I read The Wealth of Networks. By the time I was done with the book, I was copyediting every page.
5-0 out of 5 stars Manifesto for the 21st Century of Informed Prosperous Democracy

5-0 out of 5 stars Web 2.0 rationale
I have worked with some of the new web 2.0 products and felt unease at explaining how they fiteed into the 'selfish' model that we associate with economics. Benkler explains this without sounding hippyish or Marxist. A good read. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business/Economics    3. Computer networks    4. Computers - General Information    5. Economics - General    6. Information Technology    7. Information networks    8. Information society    9. Social Aspects - General    10. Social aspects    11. Impact of science & technology on society    12. Industry & Industrial Studies    13. International economics    14. Law / General   


3. The New Media Reader
by The MIT Press
Hardcover (14 February, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Rosetta Stone of Hypertext
This huge tome is a must have for anyone who wants to deeply understand hypertext and its precursors. From William Burroughs to Doug Englebart and Augosto Boal to Ted Nelson this book presents a huge range of articles (and discursive commentary) of interest to computer scientists, writers, new media workers, artists and everyone in between. This is one stop shopping for new media literacy with over 800 pages of good stuff, much of it very hard to find outside of this volume.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well done!
Fascinating, thorough in its analysis, beautifully designed reader/player.Good, well-rounded selection of texts and new media objects with no attempt to be exhaustive (to the editors' credit).I plan to use it as one of the texts in an upcoming university course. ... Read more

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4. Real Digital Forensics: Computer Security and Incident Response
by Addison-Wesley Professional
Paperback (23 September, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
This book is written in such a style that is easy to understand, yet technical and detailed enough to maintain your interest and attention all the way through.
5-0 out of 5 stars This one is a keeper!
As an author and instructor, I tend to be pretty picky about the books I choose to read and use in my classes. The authors present the material in a good logical progression. I especially like that it also provides sample evidence on the DVD. Most of the computer forensic books that currently exist contain mostly theory. This is the first good hands-on text that I have seen.
5-0 out of 5 stars An essential A-Z guide for forensic investigations
There is a real lack of well written books in this category, and this one stands out because it is comprehensive, yet easy to digest and carefully laid out, including case studies to understand data capture and analysis techniques.
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Subjects:  1. Computer - Internet    2. Computer Books: Internet General    3. Computer Crime    4. Computer Data Security    5. Computer crimes    6. Computer networks    7. Computer security    8. Computers    9. Internet - Security    10. Investigation    11. Security measures    12. Computers / Internet / Security    13. Data security & data encryption   


5. MicrosoftWindowsSharePointServices Inside Out
by Microsoft Press
Paperback (09 March, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars This book teaches you every thing about the SharePoint in details it's a great help for the beginners.
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but impractical information
While covering a lot of infomration, this book still did not answer basic questions about how to use Sharepoint.It is geared more for the tech/programmer rather than the end-user.

4-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best book on the subject.
After purchasing 6 others on the subject of Windows Sharepoint Services, I find that this has the best information on the broad subject of WSS.The book is not perfect but its a fairly easy read and the examples are some what real world. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Bulletin Board Services (Computer Science)    2. Business Software - MSOffice    3. Computer Books: Operating Systems    4. Computers    5. Computers - Accounting Packages    6. Intranets (Computer networks)    7. Microcomputer Operating Environments    8. Networking - General    9. Operating Systems - Windows    10. Web servers    11. Computers / General    12. Microsoft Windows   


6. The CISSP Prep Guide: Gold Edition
by Wiley
Hardcover (31 October, 2002)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Still enough to pass the CISSP
I sat for and passed the CISSP test in January 2006.I used the following resources to help in passing the CISSP:
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent CISSP Book and CDROM - Highly Recommended.
Dear All, I recently completed my CISSP review studies, passed the exam, and completed the CISSP endorsement process. This is a very worth while endeavor and, as someone with many years of Internet security and risk management experience, I highly recommend the CISSP certification process for everyone.Reviewing the 10common bodies of knowledge (CBK) has value for everyone in the IT business and I am very pleased to have taken the time to review the material and complete the exam.For my self-study review, I purchased four books via Amazon: (1) The CISSP Pre Guide - Gold Edition by Ronald L. Krutz and Russell Dean Vines, (2) All-In-One CISSP Exam Guide, Third Edition by Shon Harris, (3) Official(ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Exam by Susan Hansche, John Berti and Chris Hare, and (4) CISSP Certified Information Security Professional Training Guide by Roberta Bragg. Each of these texts came with a CDROM for practicing test questions on a Windows PC and covered the 10 CISSP CBKs. I found the first three CISSP books in my list to be helpful. Of those three, the most helpful was The CISSP Prep Guide- Gold Edition by Krutz and Vines. This book is concise, well written, and easy to read.The CDROM is excellent and nearly error free.The text is well thought out and informative. I also recommend Shon Harris' book, with reservation. I found it hard to get to the required CISSP information, at times, due to the attempts at humor in the book.The CDROM of sample test questions were also very good, albeit not as rich in features as the book by Krutz and Vines. The Official(ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Examby Susan Hansche, John Berti and Chris Hare was a disappointment. This book read just like a cut-and-paste from the Internet and other documents; and the companion CDROM was full of errors and omissions.After a while I stopped using this text book and focused on the first two.I am sorry to say that CISSP Certified Information Security Professional Training Guide by Roberta Bragg was a complete disappointment from every perspective.The CDROM example tests were riddled with errors and omissions. For those interested in my self-study technique, I took each book and studied one (sometimes two) of each of the CBK chapters each day.Then, I repeated the same process for each of the other books, except for the book by Bragg, which was dropped for reasons mentioned. I took all the sample tests repeatedly, before and after and then again.I must have practiced between 4000-5000 sample questions.It was challenging and enjoyable.In summary, I highly recommend Krutz and Vines and also recommend, with reservation, the book by Shon Harris. No single book can cover the entire CBK of the CISSP. The more you study, the better.Best of luck on your CISSP studies. The CISSP is certainly an experience that will improve your knowledge of the field of IT security and benefit the profession at-large.

5-0 out of 5 stars Goes into details
This is a great book. Unlike many other CISSP books, the book goes into details of each topic. For example, chapter 2 of the books provide great details on the Kerberos Protocol, and describes it better that any other CISSP book. The description was so good that it reminded of university days, when we had to learn various algorithm/protocols inside-out. I would recommend this book to anyone. http://validate.sf.net ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Certification    2. Certification Guides - Cisco    3. Certification Guides - General    4. Computer Books: General    5. Computer Data Security    6. Computer networks    7. Computers    8. Computers - Certification    9. Electronic data processing per    10. Electronic data processing personnel    11. Examinations    12. Security - General    13. Study Guides    14. Computers / Security    15. Data security & data encryption    16. Network security    17. Social & Legal Aspects of Computing   


7. From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism
by University Of Chicago Press
Hardcover (15 September, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Solid scholarship, cogent argument
As the guy in the subtitle, I might be expected to have all kinds of eye-rolling cavils with Turner's book, but I don't.I'm impressed by the thoroughness of his research and his astonishingly accurate depiction of the many brief historical contexts in which his story unfolds.That is hard to do even for people who were there.
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Computers - General Information    3. Computers and civilization    4. Counterculture    5. History    6. History: American    7. Information Technology    8. Popular Culture - Counter Culture    9. Social Aspects - General    10. Sociology - General    11. United States    12. United States - 20th Century    13. Cultural studies    14. Social Science / Sociology / General    15. USA   


8. Information Technology Control and Audit, Second Edition
by AUERBACH
Hardcover (26 March, 2004)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Too thin
This is a huge book but spends no more then 1 page on any topic. In my opinion the authors only have financial audit experience and little understanding of IT controls. This book shows the failure of the 'integrated auditor' as the authors are tyring to be IT auditors with little IT experience. They touch on some very good points in a few instances and, in general, the book is decent. The authors do not know much outside of the CISA, IIA and financial based certifications as they seem to think that the ISSA (Information Systems Security Assoc.) is sponsored by ISC2/CISSP's (it is not). Overall, I have not been impressed with this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great resource
Not having much experience in the IT audit field, this book was a great resource and was easy to understand.

5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended Reading
I am a person with very little knowledge and experience in the IT audit field.Reading this book was fun and explained difficult concepts that require much experience in simple terms.
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Subjects:  1. Auditing    2. Computer Science    3. Computers - General Information    4. Dermatology    5. Handbooks, manuals, etc    6. Information technology    7. Medical    8. Security - General    9. Computers / Security    10. Social & Legal Aspects of Computing   


9. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity (2nd Edition)
Paperback (24 February, 2004)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Author is out of touch
I'm sorry to report that Alan Cooper appears to be years out of touch with the software industry.He lobbies for a new 'interaction design' class of professionals working toward designing how the user sees the system - but the industry started doing these things a good 15-20 years ago.Also, he assertions that "in software, typically nothing is visible until it is done" is just plain wrong today; 20 years ago that was true but the software industry today uses storyboards, paper usability reviews, UI mockups, prototypes, etc all with the intent of designing a user friendly interface before the first line of code is written.He starts off with flawed assumptions and ignorance and goes downhill from there.
5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for IT developers, designers and managers
Cooper's observations are right on. Many books on interaction design deal mainly with design examples and methods. "Inmates" has some of that, but the best part focuses on IT business culture, and the obstacles it poses for creating usable and desirable software and websites. It's a passionate, eloquent, 'non-sugar coated' manifesto for software that doesn't make people feel stupid, and what's needed to make that happen.
1-0 out of 5 stars He quoted Parkinson's law
From the book: "Managers know that software development follows Parkinson's Law: Work will expand to fill the time alloted to it." This is such an outdated idea and method for managers to deal with software engineers the rest of the book was tainted for me by his obvious distain for software engineers. Only the worst kind of un-trusting manager would assume that his engineers will naturally drag their feet if the schedule allows it.
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Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computers    3. Computers - General Information    4. Consumers    5. Effect of technological innovations on    6. Human-Computer Interaction    7. Social Aspects - Human-Computer Interaction    8. User Interface    9. User Interfaces    10. User interfaces (Computer systems)    11. Virtual Reality    12. Computers / Social Aspects / General    13. Impact of computing & IT on society   


10. Computer Confluence Complete (7th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (21 February, 2005)
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4-0 out of 5 stars very informative
This book has a massive amount of information. It covers a lot of different areas of Information Technology.
5-0 out of 5 stars very good, i received my book on time
good. i got my book on time. ... Read more

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11. The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security
by John Wiley & Sons
Paperback (17 October, 2003)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting cons, but repetitive and ego-trippy
Mitnick has his own reputation to live up to with this book, which sets a pretty high bar for the audience who knows him as the "World's Most Notorious Hacker."Unfortunately, while he knows the material cold, his skills as an author are less stellar.
3-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting book
This book seriously highlights the stupidity of people in the world. It shows how clever people go very far by asking basic questions to get what and where they want. The samples are entertaining and worth reading. This is some great education for the naive people of the world.

3-0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but weak in writing skill and quality of advice
I enjoyed the first more-than-half of the book which dealt with various kinds of social engineering attacks.Each was at least plausible and usually interesting.I was constantly aware, however, that the titles of the chapters only vaguely correlated to the examples given: there must be a better way to structure the content (possibly starting with defining various kinds of attacks then identifying those techniques as they come up in the examples.)
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Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computer Data Security    3. Computer Science    4. Computer hackers    5. Computer security    6. Computers    7. Computers - Computer Security    8. Computers - General Information    9. Computers And Society    10. Information Management    11. Information technology    12. Security - General    13. Social aspects    14. Computers / Security    15. Data security & data encryption    16. Network security    17. Privacy & data protection   


12. The Rise of the Network Society
by Blackwell Publishing, Incorporated
Paperback (15 January, 2000)
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2-0 out of 5 stars A Polymath Desperately in Need of Focus
Given Castells' huge range of understanding and the sheer ambition of his work, it seems a bit unfair to really criticize this book. Few writers would try to tackle the huge ideas that Castells covers here - vast theories about the state and direction of humanity in relation to the rising information society. On the other hand, theory-of-everything books like this, as frequently attempted by polymaths such as Fritjof Capra, have their own unavoidable problems which deserve to be criticized. When a theorist tries to combine knowledge of everything into a huge integrated and unified theory, the writing becomes monstrously diffuse and unfocused. That is the exact problem with this book. 4-0 out of 5 stars The Rise of Network Society
The Rise of Network Society brings up many important issues regarding globalization and what Manuel Castells calls the network society. He argues that the technological revolution that began in the late 70s in Silicon Valley has had a profound impact on all aspects of society. The changes, he argues are most apparent in the new relationships between the economy, state and society that have been formed. He suggests that an increase in the flexibility of management, a decentralization of production and an increased reliance on networking has caused many of the immediate changes taking place. Castells suggests that it is through the decline in the labor movement and the devaluing of the laborers that capital has become an increasingly powerful network. This, he suggests has caused networks such as labor, criminal or mafia groups, and financial markets to be realized on a global rather than local scale. By looking at how new relationships and identities are being conceived of in what he calls the informational age, Castells is able to theorize about the ways in which technology and information have will continue to transform society.
4-0 out of 5 stars Is information technology the culprit?
Many of the observations Prof. Catells made are valid, however the connection between information technology and the social problems are not very strong. The network states, global criminal society, wealth disparity, etc. are more or less the byproduct of globalization. Read more

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13. Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age
by Springer
Hardcover (25 August, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars A myriad of topics each discussed briefly
Excellent chapters covering morality, law, ethics, professional codes, and intellectual property rights. Provides a basic introduction to many topics that stimulate further study, research, and discussion. Discussion ofsocial issues is limited. The weaker chapters are the modern areas of theinformation age such as cyberspace, the internet, email, privacy, security,artificial intelligence, and virtual reality. ... Read more

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14. Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing
by Peachpit Press
Paperback (10 March, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Everyware is a possibility, but can we stand the reality?
The term everyware is defined as the ability to access significant computing power from any location, and does not necessarily mean that computer chips are embedded in everything. Hence the contraction from "everywhere software." While chips may not be embedded in everything, that scenario is certainly possible in the near future, as only two preconditions are necessary.
5-0 out of 5 stars I can't read this book -- in a good way
Seriously, I just can't seem to keep reading it because I have to stop and think.And think.And daydream.And read a passage over again, and dream a little more.Ever read a book that gets you so excited you have to put it down just to shake off the energy that builds inside you?Well, this one does it for me.
5-0 out of 5 stars A succinct treatise on an arriving future
Like another reviewer, it was my great pleasure to attend Adam Greenfield's presentation on "Everyware" at SXSW '06. In stark language, Adam offered analysis, ideas and reportage from the present and future transformation of our bodies, our homes and our public spaces. Adam has done an intense amount of thinking about how ubiquitious computing, and our interaction with it, will permute over time. I was absolutely blown away by his presentation, and stopped paying attention only for a minute - so I could order this book from Amazon.
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15. A Gift of Fire
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (15 July, 2002)
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This book is a comprehensive look at various issues which are at the forefront of the information revolution: computers and privacy, censorship on the net, protection of intellectual property, encryption policy, computer crime, and the risks associated with unexpected computer failures. Sara Baase does a good job of balancing these controversies with various points of view, and offering perspective and solutions. Although this book is meant for academic use, it's extremely accessible. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars This book leaves a lot to be desired.
This book is an incredible waste of time to read. If you must, I recommend briefly scanning the topic sentence of each paragraph. The book is tedious because Baase attempts to wring every idea possible from the subject material, whether it is significant or not. She does this because:
5-0 out of 5 stars satisfied
very satisfied with this purchase. didn't take long for item to ship and looked as good as new.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent textbook, unexpectedly thought-provoking
This was used as my text book for a graduate level ethics course. I read it cover to cover and found to be well-organized, informative and enlightening. Highly recommended. ... Read more

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16. Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime: An Introduction
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (01 August, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great undergraduate book
This particular book by Britz, is but one more example of her commitment to detail in all of her works.Like her previous books, this book is both readable and comprehensive.It is one that I myself have adopted in my computer crime course, and I am anxiously awaiting the second edition.The chapters on the legal issues and the history of computer crime are unparalleled in the extant literature.More succinctly, the greatest strength of the book is its' sheer readibility. Designed for undergraduates, this particular text is a must read for any beginner interested in computer crime and computer investigations.Unlike other books in the field which prove to be far too advanced for novices, Britz's book allows even the most unsophisticated reader to appreciate and understand the problems associated with the investigation of computer crime, as well as recognize emerging trends in this area.Please, please, provide a second edition as soon as possible!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Well Done
"Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime," written by Marjie T. Britz and, publish by Pearson Education Inc., seems to be a very well balance book, why? It just took me few minutes, between reading the introductory notes and "browsing" to its chapters, to understand that this book is well sequenced and organized.
2-0 out of 5 stars Sadly Dated
This would have been a superb book if it had been published in 2001 or so.Coverage is wide and quite detailed -- unfortunately, it appears the research for the book was done in 2000 (that's the publication date of the msot recent references in the bibliography)and a lot of things have changed since then.
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Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computer Crime    3. Computer crimes    4. Computer security    5. Computers    6. Criminology    7. Forensic Science    8. Legal Reference / Law Profession    9. Security - General    10. Crime & criminology    11. Social Science / Criminology   


17. Readings in CyberEthics, Second Edition
by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.
Paperback (25 September, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Great Collection of Essays
The Internet has changed the world in so many ways.This book is a collection of essays by some of the most prominent minds of the Internet.It covers security, freedom, intellectual property, privacy, and ethics of course.It was required reading material for a Computers, the Internet, and Society course I took.Very few other books could be better for that subject matter. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computer networks    3. Computers    4. Ethics & Moral Philosophy    5. Moral and ethical aspects    6. Networking - Network Protocols    7. Philosophy    8. Social Aspects - General    9. Computers / General   


18. Civilization IV Official Strategy Guide (Official Strategy Guides (Bradygames))
by BRADY GAMES
Paperback (25 October, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars A Dissenting Point of View
After reading all the pans of this book, I thought I would put in a dissenting point of view. I am completely new to the Civilization series and need all the help I can get. I think generally the book is doing a good job getting me up to speed. I do agree, though, that the drawbacks of the book are significant and make the book frustrating to use.
4-0 out of 5 stars Basic
If you have ever played a civ game before, this guide is basic.It does lay out the tech's though and puts you on the fast track.It is a real quick read, with half of the book dedicated to the civilopedia.

2-0 out of 5 stars Low on content and cheap to boot!
I'll agree with other reviewers that the content doesn't provide much supplemental information, but I confess a preference for hard copy documentation when I'm using software. It's the booklover in me, plus the fact that I like to look at the manual and the game I'm playing at the same time.
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19. Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law
by Prentice Hall PTR
Paperback (22 July, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Must-read for licensors
I have studied and compared Open Source licenses for a number of years.I came to the conclusion that the licenses created by Mr. Rosen were the best and I adopted one of them for my own Open Source projects.I have also read his book on the subject and I have concluded that it is also the best in its field.I recommend his book as a must-read for licensors of Open Source content.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for reference
When I recieved this book I was excited, finally I could read a book which would help my brain really understand all the licenses! I sat down to read it, and was impressed with how the author took the popular licenses and broke them down into more easily understandable. I mean, they *are* fairly straight forward, but the author gets into what they actually mean in legal terms, and that's interesting.
5-0 out of 5 stars Readable and by a Lawyer.
Open source software is growing explosively around the world. The SourceForge web site now lists 87,006 projects being done by 912,545 people. That's almost a million people writing code, probably more than all of the programmers employed by Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, etc. etc.
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20. The Economics of Attention: Style and Substance in the Age of Information
by University Of Chicago Press
Hardcover (21 April, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars The Economics of Attention
Lanham has been a university professor for about 40-years, Yale-educated, English lit and rhetoric. He came of age pre-computer revolution, when writing meant manual type-writers and white-out and transcription. This series of connected essays are his ideas about what the digital revolution means for the future of books, universities and what he calls "the economics of attention" - how the world operates when information is plentiful and the scarce resource are "eyeballs" (attention). We are flooded with high-quality art, news, books, movies, data of every type - it is not an "information economy" because information is as plentiful as air - the scarce resource is peoples attention. In that environment, style (the wrapping paper, the ornamentation, packaging, literary style, etc..) becomes more important than substance - style is the substance (think for example all the crazy cultural things that come out of Japan - all style, no substance). He also discusses how we interact with things: we look "at" them, or we look "through" them - ie. we enjoy them for what they are, or we analyze them. We read a novel/movie on a literary level and dissect how it was created or and historical context, or we "get lost in the book" and enjoy it for what it is. These two forces are in a constant tug of war with every object we own - cars for example, utilitarian or style (or some combo usually). In the end Lanham concludes it is the liberal arts that will save the day for they are the ones who are trained to filter (critics) and create design and style (the new substance). He also provides the most detailed and lucid explanation I've seen on why paper books have not been replaced by the digital medium. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Computers - General Information    2. Economic aspects    3. Economics    4. General    5. Information Technology    6. Information society    7. Literary Criticism    8. Social aspects    9. Sociological aspects    10. Information theory    11. Literary Criticism & Collections / General   


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