Invisible Engines

Titre : Invisible Engines
Auteur : David S. Evans
Éditeur : MIT Press
ISBN-13 : 9780262262644
Libération : 2008-02-15

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Software platforms are the invisible engines that have created, touched, or transformed nearly every major industry for the past quarter century. They power everything from mobile phones and automobile navigation systems to search engines and web portals. They have been the source of enormous value to consumers and helped some entrepreneurs build great fortunes. And they are likely to drive change that will dwarf the business and technology revolution we have seen to this point. Invisible Engines examines the business dynamics and strategies used by firms that recognize the transformative power unleashed by this new revolution -- a revolution that will change both new and old industries.The authors argue that in order to understand the successes of software platforms, we must first understand their role as a technological meeting ground where application developers and end users converge. Apple, Microsoft, and Google, for example, charge developers little or nothing for using their platforms and make most of their money from end users; Sony PlayStation and other game consoles, by contrast, subsidize users and make more money from developers, who pay royalties for access to the code they need to write games. More applications attract more users, and more users attract more applications. And more applications and more users lead to more profits.Invisible Engines explores this story through the lens of the companies that have mastered this platform-balancing act. It offers detailed studies of the personal computer, video game console, personal digital assistant, smart mobile phone, and digital media software platform industries, focusing on the business decisions made by industry players to drive profits and stay a step ahead of the competition. Shorter discussions of Internet-based software platforms provide an important glimpse into a future in which the way we buy, pay, watch, listen, learn, and communicate will change forever. An electronic version of this book is available under a Creative Commons license.

Investigating High tech Crime

Titre : Investigating High tech Crime
Auteur : Michael R. Knetzger
Éditeur : Prentice Hall
ISBN-13 : 0131886835
Libération : 2008

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Written for first responders, this book was developed to address the need for an investigator's guide to high tech crime. Filled with real world examples, it is meant to be a hands-on training tool as well as a long-term reference manual. Chapters and materials are sequenced using a building block approach–one that ensures all readers have the baseline knowledge needed to advance to the more complex topic areas. With an emphasis on demystifying the world of high tech crime, this book uses plain terms and real world analogies to make concepts accessible and meaningful to those on the front lines. Helps individuals with varied experience grasp important technology concepts and become more confident in the field. Starts with the broad base level knowledge and works steadily toward explaining the complex rules and methodologies associated with a full computer seizure and forensic examination. Contains a variety of material (learning goals and objectives, individual and collaborative exercises, search warrant examples, technology comparisons etc.) so information is meaningful to diverse learners. Functions as an investigator's guide to high tech crime and can be used as a hands-on training tool or long-term reference manual.

Grace Hopper

Titre : Grace Hopper
Auteur : Kathleen Broome Williams
Éditeur : Naval Institute Press
ISBN-13 : 1557509522
Libération : 2004-01

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Chronicles the life and career of computer pioneer Grace Murray Hopper, who was instrumental in the development of such programming languages as COBOL, and eventually became the oldest serving officer in the United States Navy.

Furnishing Louisiana

Titre : Furnishing Louisiana
Auteur : Jack D. Holden
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : 091786056X
Libération : 2010

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"A thorough study of Louisiana's early Creole and Acadian furniture (1735-1835) featuring a full-color catalogue of furniture forms made in the upper and lower Mississippi River valley, along with contextual essays on the history of the region, woods, inlay, hardware, cabinetmakers, interiors, and the import trade"--Provided by publisher.

How to Castrate a Bull

Titre : How to Castrate a Bull
Auteur : Dave Hitz
Éditeur : John Wiley & Sons
ISBN-13 : 0470442670
Libération : 2008-12-22

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Dave Hitz likes to solve fun problems. He didn’t set out to be a Silicon Valley icon, a business visionary, or even a billionaire. But he became all three. It turns out that business is a mosaic of interesting puzzles like managing risk, developing and reversing strategies, and looking into the future by deconstructing the past. As a founder of NetApp, a data storage firm that began as an idea scribbled on a placemat and now takes in $4 billion a year, Hitz has seen his company go through every major cycle in business—from the Jack-of-All-Trades mentality of a start-up, through the tumultuous period of the IPO and the dot-com bust, and finally to a mature enterprise company. NetApp is one of the fastest-growing computer companies ever, and for six years in a row it has been on Fortune magazine’s list of Best Companies to Work For. Not bad for a high school dropout who began his business career selling his blood for money and typing the names of diseases onto index cards. With colorful examples and anecdotes, How to Castrate a Bull is a story for everyone interested in understanding business, the reasons why companies succeed and fail, and how powerful lessons often come from strange and unexpected places. Dave Hitz co-founded NetApp in 1992 with James Lau and Michael Malcolm. He served as a programmer, marketing evangelist, technical architect, and vice president of engineering. Presently, he is responsible for future strategy and direction for the company. Before his career in Silicon Valley, Dave worked as a cowboy, where he got valuable management experience by herding, branding, and castrating cattle.

Exciting ideas for frazzled teachers

Titre : Exciting ideas for frazzled teachers
Auteur : Christine Syme
Éditeur : HarperCollins
ISBN-13 : 0003294722
Libération : 1990

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Provides a collection of tried-and-tested suggestions for frazzled teachers of creative writing on the last day of term. All the ideas can be photocopied for immediate classroom use.

Who Set You Flowin

Titre : Who Set You Flowin
Auteur : Farah Jasmine Griffin
Éditeur : Oxford University Press
ISBN-13 : 0195358449
Libération : 1996-09-26

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Twentieth-century America has witnessed the most widespread and sustained movement of African-Americans from the South to urban centers in the North. Who Set You Flowin'? examines the impact of this dislocation and urbanization, identifying the resulting Migration Narratives as a major genre in African-American cultural production. Griffin takes an interdisciplinary approach with readings of several literary texts, migrant correspondence, painting, photography, rap music, blues, and rhythm and blues. From these various sources Griffin isolates the tropes of Ancestor, Stranger, and Safe Space, which, though common to all Migration Narratives, vary in their portrayal. She argues that the emergence of a dominant portrayal of these tropes is the product of the historical and political moment, often challenged by alternative portrayals in other texts or artistic forms, as well as intra-textually. Richard Wright's bleak, yet cosmopolitan portraits were countered by Dorothy West's longing for Black Southern communities. Ralph Ellison, while continuing Wright's vision, reexamined the significance of Black Southern culture. Griffin concludes with Toni Morrison embracing the South "as a site of African-American history and culture," "a place to be redeemed."

Girl Hunter

Titre : Girl Hunter
Auteur : Georgia Pellegrini
Éditeur : Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN-13 : 9780738215396
Libération : 2011-12-13

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What happens when a classically-trained New York chef and fearless omnivore heads out of the city and into the wild to track down the ingredients for her meals? After abandoning Wall Street to embrace her lifelong love of cooking, Georgia Pellegrini comes face to face with her first kill. From honoring that first turkey to realizing that the only way we truly know where our meat comes from is if we hunt it ourselves, Pellegrini embarks on a wild ride into the real world of local, organic, and sustainable food. Teaming up with veteran hunters, she trav­els over field and stream in search of the main course—from quail to venison and wild boar, from elk to javelina and squirrel. Pellegrini’s road trip careens from the back of an ATV chasing wild hogs along the banks of the Mississippi to a dove hunt with beer and barbeque, to the birthplace of the Delta Blues. Along the way, she meets an array of unexpected characters—from the Commish, a venerated lifelong hunter, to the lawyer-by day, duck-hunting-Bayou-philosopher at dawn—who offer surprising lessons about food and life. Pellegrini also discovers the dangerous underbelly of hunting when an outing turns illegal—and dangerous. More than a food-laden hunting narrative, Girl Hunteralso teaches you how to be a self-sufficient eater. Each chapter offers recipes for finger-licking dishes like: wild turkey and oyster stew stuffed quail pheasant tagine venison sausage fundamental stocks, brines, sauces, and rubs suggestions for interchanging proteins within each recipe Each dish, like each story, is an adventure from begin­ning to end. An inspiring, illuminating, and often funny jour­ney into unexplored territories of haute cuisine, Girl Hunter captures the joy of rolling up your sleeves and getting to the heart of where the food you eat comes from.

Oracle Internals An Introduction

Titre : Oracle Internals An Introduction
Auteur : Steve Adams
Éditeur : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN-13 : 156592598X
Libération : 1999-10-11

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Furnishes indepth, authoritative data about Oracle internal services, including data structures, algorithms, hidden parameters, and undocumented system statistics, with new sections on latches, memory use and management, waits, and locks. Original. (Intermediate)

Telecommunication Networks

Titre : Telecommunication Networks
Auteur : Mischa Schwartz
Éditeur : Prentice Hall
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015039832855
Libération : 1987-01

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Written by one of the most respected members in the telecommunications industry, this book covers the field of telecommunications and the rapidly evolving network technologies of the future. Both packet switching and circuit switching are covered in detail from qualitative discussion to performance analysis.