Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading

By Jason Merkoski

A groundbreaking imaginative and prescient at the way forward for interpreting, from an early innovator on Amazon's Kindle team.

  • Is electronic the dying knell for print?
  • Or will it reinvigorate the written observe?
  • What will ensue to bookstores, booklet searching, libraries, even autographs?
  • Will they die out—or evolve into anything new?

In Burning the web page, digital pioneer Jason Merkoski charts the book revolution's extraordinary influence at the ways that we create, detect, and proportion principles. From the smooth halls of Silicon Valley to the jungles of Southeast Asia, Merkoski explores how ebooks got here to be and predicts leading edge and interactive methods electronic content material will form our lives. all through, you're invited to proceed the dialog on-line and aid form this intriguing new global of "Reading 2.0."

For those that love books, acquire books, personal an e-reader, vow never to possess one, or just need to know the place books are headed, it is a an important advisor to either the way forward for interpreting and to our electronic tradition as a whole.

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Database of Piano Chords: An Engineering View of Harmony

By Ana M. Barbancho, Isabel Barbancho, Lorenzo J. Tardón, Emilio Molina

Database of Piano Chords: An Engineering View of concord incorporates a particular database of piano chords built solely for song learn reasons, and descriptions the most important benefits to utilizing this dataset to additional one’s study. The booklet additionally describes the actual bases of the occidental song chords and the effect utilized in the detection and transcription of the song, allowing researchers to in detail comprehend the development of every occidental chord. the net database comprises greater than 275,000 chords with assorted levels of polyphony and with diverse enjoying kinds. jointly, the database and the ebook are a useful instrument for researchers during this box.

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Handbook of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (Handbook Series for Mechanical Engineering)

Over the last twenty years, strength conservation imperatives, using machine dependent layout aids, and significant advances in clever administration structures for structures have remodeled the layout and operation of convenience platforms for structures. The "rules of thumb" utilized by designers in the1970s aren't any longer conceivable. at the present time, development structures engineers should have a robust analytical foundation for layout synthesis tactics.

But how are you going to advance this foundation? Do you've in your shelf a reference that describes all of the newest tools? Does it conceal every little thing from the basics to state-of-the paintings, clever structures? Does it accomplish that in useful manner so that you can simply entry and use if you desire to?

The guide of Heating, air flow, and air-con does. It combines perform and idea, platforms and keep watch over, and the newest tools and applied sciences to supply, in a single quantity, all the smooth layout and operation details wanted through HVAC engineers.

The instruction manual of Heating, air flow, and air con will remain updated whereas different assets turn into superseded and battle through long revision and reprint tactics. via a hyperlink at the CRC website, proprietors of the guide can entry new fabric periodically published via the writer.

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard Visual Quick Tips

By Rob Sheppard

Shortcuts, methods, and easy methods to make you much more efficient with Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Nearly seventy five million everyone is utilizing Mac OS X. in case you are one among them, and you are looking for beneficial and fantastic thoughts awarded in an easy-to-follow visible structure, Mac OS X Snow Leopard visible fast Tips has simply what you need.

Here you will find productiveness tips, cool secrets and techniques, timesaving advice, and different principles which could take your OS X wisdom past the fundamentals. With colourful screenshots and illustrations plus step by step directions, Mac OS X Snow Leopard visible speedy Tips is helping you get extra out of your Mac.

  • Easy-to-find, easy-to-follow directions provided for the visible learner
  • Learn to customise your Mac and get extra from OS X Snow Leopard
  • Play with multimedia, together with iPhoto and iMovie applications
  • Discover new how one can create, manage, and percentage electronic content
  • Find worthy troubleshooting and upkeep how you can support your Mac run better

This convenient, 6x9" full-color advisor is jam-packed with principles that can assist you have extra enjoyable and get extra performed with Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

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Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for Ubuntu and Debian Power Users

This up-to-date bestseller from Linux guru Chris Negus is filled with an array of recent and revised material

As a longstanding bestseller, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox has taught you the way to get the main out Ubuntu, the world's most well liked Linux distribution. With this expected new version, Christopher Negus returns with a number of latest and increased assurance on instruments for dealing with dossier platforms, how one can hook up with networks, ideas for securing Ubuntu structures, and a glance on the newest long-term help (LTS) free up of Ubuntu, all geared toward getting you up and working with Ubuntu Linux quickly.

  • Covers set up, configuration, shell primer, the computing device, administrations, servers, and security
  • Delves into insurance of well known functions for the internet, productiveness suites, and e-mail
  • Highlights constructing a server (Apache, Samba, CUPS)
  • Boasts a convenient trim measurement for you to take it with you at the go

Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, moment Edition prepares you with a bunch of up-to-date instruments for contemporary atmosphere, in addition to improved insurance on every thing you recognize to expectantly begin utilizing Ubuntu today.

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Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition)

By John F. Hughes, Andries van Dam, Morgan McGuire, David F. Sklar, James D. Foley, Steven K. Feiner, Kurt Akeley

Computer portraits: rules and perform, 3rd Edition, is still the main authoritative advent to the sphere. the 1st version, the unique “Foley and van Dam,” helped to outline special effects and the way it may be taught. the second one version grew to become an excellent extra finished source for practitioners and scholars alike. This 3rd variation has been thoroughly rewritten to supply specific and up to date insurance of key innovations, algorithms, applied sciences, and purposes.

The authors clarify the rules, in addition to the maths, underlying desktop graphics–knowledge that's crucial for profitable paintings either now and sooner or later. Early chapters convey the way to create second and 3D photos immediately, aiding experimentation. Later chapters, overlaying a large diversity of issues, display extra subtle techniques. Sections on present special effects perform convey the right way to follow given ideas in universal events, reminiscent of the right way to approximate an incredible answer on to be had undefined, or the best way to characterize an information constitution extra successfully. themes are bolstered via workouts, program­ming difficulties, and hands-on tasks.

This revised variation features
• New assurance of the rendering equation, GPU structure concerns, and significance- sampling in bodily established rendering
• An emphasis on smooth techniques, as in a brand new bankruptcy on chance concept to be used in Monte-Carlo rendering
• Implementations of GPU shaders, software program rendering, and graphics-intensive 3D interfaces
• 3D real-time photos platforms–their layout pursuits and trade-offs–including new cellular and browser structures
• Programming and debugging methods distinctive to pictures improvement

The textual content and hundreds and hundreds of figures are awarded in complete colour through the booklet. courses are written in C++, C#, WPF, or pseudocode–whichever language is most well known for a given instance. resource code and figures from the booklet, testbed courses, and extra content material should be to be had from the authors' web site (cgpp.net) or the publisher's site (informit.com/title/9780321399526). teacher assets may be to be had from the writer. The wealth of knowledge during this booklet makes it the fundamental source for someone operating in or learning any point of special effects.

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Virtual Futures: Cyberotics, Technology and Posthuman Pragmatism

Virtual Futures explores the tips that the long run lies in its skill to articulate the implications of an more and more man made and digital international. New applied sciences like our on-line world, the web, and Chaos thought are frequently mentioned within the context of expertise and its strength to disencumber or by way of technophobia. This assortment examines either those principles whereas additionally charting a brand new and arguable course via modern discourses on expertise; a course that discusses the fabric evolution and the erotic relation among people and machines.
Virtual Futures brings jointly diversified fields resembling cyberfeminism, materialist philosophy, postmodern fiction, computing tradition and function paintings, with essays via Sadie Plant, Stelarc and Manuel de Landa (to identify a few). the gathering heralds the loss of life of humanism and the experience of posthuman pragmatism. The contested quarter of discussion all through those essays is the thought of the posthuman, or the potential of the cyborg because the unfastened human. seen via a few writers as a risk to human existence and humanism itself, others within the assortment describe the posthuman as a serious viewpoint that anticipates the next move in evolution: the combination or synthesis of people and machines, natural lifestyles and technology.
This view of know-how and data is seriously prompted through Anglo American literature, specifically cyberpunk, Pynchon and Ballard, in addition to the materialist philosophies of Freud, Deleuze, and Haraway, Virtual Futures offers analyses via either demonstrated theorists and the main leading edge new voices operating in conjunction among the humanities and modern expertise.

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And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture

By Bill Wasik

Breaking information, clean gossip, tiny scandals, trumped-up crises-every day we're distracted by means of a tradition that jewelry our doorbell and runs away. tales unfold wildly and die out in mere days, to get replaced via nonetheless extra tales with ever shorter existence spans. during the web the inside track cycle has been set spinning even speedier now that every one folks can subscribe to the fray: an individual on a working laptop or computer can unfold a narrative virtually as simply as The big apple Times, CNN, or People. As media amateurs develop their viewers, they discover ways to imagine just like the professionals, utilizing the ample info that the web offers-hit counters, so much e-mailed lists, YouTube perspectives, obtain tallies-to hone their very own experiments in viral blowup.

And Then There's This is invoice Wasik's trip alongside the unexplored frontier of the twenty-first century's rambunctious new-media tradition. He covers this global partly as a journalist, following "buzz bands" as they upward thrust and fall within the on-line track scene, traveling with viral retailers and political trendsetters and on-line provocateurs. yet he additionally wades in as a player, undertaking his personal hilarious experiments: an e mail fad (which changed into the global "flash mob" sensation), a viral web site in a month-long pageant, a faux web publication that makes an attempt to create "antibuzz," and extra. He doesn't continually get the implications he anticipated, yet he attempts to make experience of his facts by means of surveying what actual social technology experiments have taught us concerning the results of distraction, stimulation, and crowd habit at the human brain. half file, half memoir, half manifesto, half deconstruction of a decade, And Then There's This captures higher than the other booklet the way in which know-how is altering our culture.

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PC Magazine Fighting Spyware, Viruses, and Malware

By Ed Tittel

Imagine there is no malicious software program in your desktop? "PC journal" thinks you have to re-examine. Scans through ISPs have printed as many as twenty-eight spy ware courses working at the standard domestic desktop - like yours. that is lots of people prying into what is in your computer, and a DSL or cable connection is a digital welcome mat. yet through following Ed Tittel's suggestion, you could find out how invasions take place, spot an infestation, fix harm that is already performed, and slam the door on those that are looking to hijack your laptop - with your wallet.Here's how one can: learn how to realize while a computer virus, a pandemic, spyware, or spy ware has invaded your computing device; get the instruments that could therapy infection; dig into the home windows Registry to take away the nastiest of insects; hinder a recurrence with own firewalls and protecting software program; care for the onslaught of unsolicited mail; retain your defenses up to date; and, provide it the boot. if you happen to think you've gotten stuck whatever and you are prepared to kiss every little thing so long that you've got additional to or replaced ...since the final time you booted up your computing device ...try this. whereas home windows is first booting up, hit the F8 key ...Choose the final identified reliable Configuration alternative, and home windows should still boot working the model of the Registry that existed the final time your approach booted - that's, sooner than you were given contaminated - From bankruptcy four.

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Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber Left (History of Communication)

By Todd Wolfson

Digital Rebellion examines the impression of latest media and communique applied sciences at the spatial, strategic, and organizational cloth of social movements.
 
Todd Wolfson starts off with the increase of the Zapatistas within the mid-1990s, and the way facets of the movement--network organizational constitution, participatory democratic governance, and using verbal exchange instruments as a binding agent--became crucial components of Indymedia and all Cyber Left corporations. From there he makes use of oral interviews and different wealthy ethnographic facts to chart the media-based imagine tanks and experiments that persevered the Cyber Left's evolution in the course of the self sufficient Media Center's delivery round the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.
 
After studying the ancient antecedents and upward push of the worldwide Indymedia community, Wolfson melds digital and standard ethnographic perform to discover the Cyber Left's cultural common sense, mapping the social, spatial and communicative constitution of the Indymedia community and detailing its operations at the neighborhood, nationwide and worldwide point. He additionally appears on the participatory democracy that governs international social routine and the methods the movement's dual ideologies, democracy and decentralization, have come into rigidity, and the way what he calls the switchboard of fight conducts tales of shared fight from the hyper-local and dispersed world wide. As Wolfson exhibits, figuring out the intersection of Indymedia and the worldwide Social Justice flow illuminates their foundational function within the Occupy fight, Arab Spring rebellion, and the opposite emergent routine that experience lately re-energized radical politics.

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