Computing, Technology & the Internet

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Over the past few days this February 2011, a computer called Watson, built and programmed by IBM researchers, has played the game of Jeopardy! against two of the contest’s best players.

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James Gleick, James McPhee, Tracy Kidder, and Henry Petroski belong to the Pantheon of Great American Writers, the subbranch dedicated to Science, Engineering, and Invention.

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It’s quite possible that author Jon Rognerud mistitled the second edition to his online marketing book when he named it Ultimate Guide to Search Engine Optimization.

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Unless you’ve been living on another planet for the past few years, you know that social media and social marketing are now the Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread.

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Would the ideas Tim Wu espouses in The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires have been published if we weren’t still picking through the wreckage caused by the financial

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A new manager assigned to a project is told by his predecessor that three envelopes have been placed in his top desk drawer and labeled One, Two, and Three.

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 Richard Clarke served in the White House for four presidents and was appointed National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism under Bill Clinton, and the first

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After all the pain of recession that we’ve been through, it’s a bit hard to remember that there was once a dot-com boom era in which high-tech startups found it amazingly easy to find financing, an

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Not every programmer may be a scientific programmer, but all programmers will at some point have to deal with correctness, efficiency, and requirements changes, and some may have to deal with float

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This will be an instant classic. If you are a designer you should beg, borrow, buy or steal this book (as a reviewer, I got it for free).

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Jaron Lanier, an early developer of Virtual Reality, presents his manifesto, his state-of-the-union address of the cultural impact of the Internet and the Web. He has been prescient in the past.

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The Zen of Social Marketing is the perfect book for anyone wishing to learn about separating the wheat from the chaff when it comes to social media marketing.

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