Next The Future Just Happened

Author: Michael Lewis
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393323528
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The author of Liar's Poker and The Next New Thing explains the Internet's role in how people live, work, and think, identifying a status revolution in which individuals are key players, and offers a forecast of future implications of this technological revolution on human society. Reprint. 55,000 first printing.

My First Recession

Author: Geert Lovink
Editor: V2_ publishing
ISBN: 9056623532
Size: 16,55 MB
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My First Recession starts after the party is over. This study maps the transition of critical Internet culture from the mid to late 1990s Internet craze to the dotcom crash, the subsequent meltdown of global financial markets and 9/11. In his discussion of the dotcom boom-and-bust cycle, Geert Lovink lays out the challenges faced by critical Internet culture today. In a series of case studies, Lovink meticulously describes the ambivalent attitude that artists and activists take as they veer back and forth between euphoria and skepticism. As a part of this process, Lovink examines the internal dynamics of virtual communities through an analysis of the use of moderation and "collaborative filtering" on mailing lists and weblogs. He also confronts the practical and theoretical problems that appear as artists join the growing number of new-media education programs. Delving into the unexplored gold mines of list archives and weblogs, Lovink reveals a world that is largely unknown to both the general public and the Internet visionaries. Book jacket.

The Future Of American Democracy

Author: Glen Browder
Editor: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761823070
Size: 17,96 MB
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Former congressman Browder is worried that the current trends of American democracy might result in a "Union of Socialist States of America" or worse. He suggests that we're suffering from a "cumulative distemper" in which we may be tiring of America's "historic Great Experiment." He offers vague prescriptions about embarking on a "National Democratic Renaissance" and rediscovering the "essence of our American nation." Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

The Future Of Freedom Illiberal Democracy At Home And Abroad Revised Edition

Author: Fareed Zakaria
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393069396
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“A work of tremendous originality and insight. ... Makes you see the world differently.”—Washington Post Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom ?is a modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, examining how democracy has changed our politics, economies, and social relations. Prescient in laying out the distinction between democracy and liberty, the book contains a new afterword on the United States's occupation of Iraq and a wide-ranging update of the book's themes.

306090 06 Shifting Infrastructures

Author: Jonathan D. Solomon
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781568984759
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This new journal, fast becoming a staple in the architectural community, aims to revitalize, reform, and rebuild the profession by showcasing the work of promising students, young designers, and innovative educational institutions. Each volume addresses a pressing architectural issue and offers diverse, cross-disciplinary solutions in the form of projects, ideas, buildings, and other media. 306090 06: Shifting Infrastructures focuses on the influence of communication systems, data and material distribution, and other new technologies on existing physical and cultural infrastructures. The volume includes work from AUDC, Daniella Fabricius, Gnuform, Emily Eastman, Designlab, and others.

Business Essential

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408156865
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The abridged, updated edition of international bestseller BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource. This essential guide to the world of work and careers is crammed with top-quality content from the world's leading business writers and practitioners. Now in a handy paperback format, it is ideal for time-pressed managers, small business owners and students alike. This book includes: Actionlists: more than 200 practical solutions to everyday business and career challenges, from revitalising your CV to managing during difficult times. Management library: time-saving digests of more than 70 of the best and most influential business books of all time, from The Art of War to The Tipping Point. We've read them so you don't have to. Best Practice articles: a selection of essays from top business thinkers. Business Dictionary: jargon-free definitions of thousands of business terms and concepts. Gurus: explanations of the lives, careers, and key theories of the world's leading business thinkers

New Stock Trend Detector

Author: W. D. Gann
Editor: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780939093168
Size: 18,75 MB
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Handbook Of Research On Computer Mediated Communication

Author: Kelsey, Sigrid
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599048647
Size: 15,16 MB
Format: PDF
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Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years, facilitating the speed and ease of communicating, and also redefining and shaping linguistics, etiquette, and social communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication provides academics and practitioners with an authoritative collection of research on the implications and social effects computers have had on communication. With 69 chapters of innovative research contributed by over 90 of the world's leading experts in computer mediated communication, the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication is a must-have addition to every library collection.

The Future Is Yours

Author: Raymon Grace
Editor: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 1612833233
Size: 13,84 MB
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FIND AND USE YOUR INNER POWER If you keep on doing what you’re doing, you’re likely to keep on getting what you’re getting. If you do nothing, nothing will happen. If you do something, something may happen. Here’s how to do “something” so you won’t keep on getting what you’re getting! Raymon Grace, mountain man, dowser, healer, and font of folk wisdom, has written a book filled with down-home stories of what happens when real people use their personal power to heal themselves and take charge of their lives. Included here are stories of spontaneous healings, space clearing, the amazing powers of the pendulum, dowsing, energy raising, exorcism, and tapping into the power of spirit guides. Grace inspires readers to imagine the seemingly impossible, to harness the power of the mind, and to open themselves to a world of endless possibilities. You don’t need academic degrees, expensive equipment, or spiritual credentials. All you need is a willingness to learn the simple principles and put the techniques to use. This book shows you how to change your life.

Back To The Future Of The Roman Catholic Church

Author: Carmen J. Calvanese
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877697
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This book explores the notion that the Roman Catholic Church risks imploding from within as a result of its inflexibility towards movements in favor of reasonable change and modernization. Attendance at Sunday Mass has dramatically decreased; the loss of the youth in these churches is a case in point. At the same time, the lack of vocations to the priesthood and religious life is at crisis proportions as is further evidenced by the closing of parishes and the curtailing of religious services including the rising phenomenon of "priest-less Parishes." Young men today--even if they aspire to the priesthood--experience both unrest and rejection at the continued demand of the Church's leadership that priests commit themselves to the lifelong discipline of celibacy. Back to the Future of the Roman Catholic Church addresses the root causes of the various developments that have provoked discontent with Church policies and defections from parish life on the part of those who appear to have lost faith in their hierarchical leaders at the highest levels of Church governance. Finally, this book probes the ways in which the Church can emerge from its crises to become, once again, faithful to its origins as founded by Jesus Christ.