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The Resource The big switch : rewiring the world, from Edison to Google, Nicholas Carr

The big switch : rewiring the world, from Edison to Google, Nicholas Carr

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The big switch : rewiring the world, from Edison to Google
Title
The big switch
Title remainder
rewiring the world, from Edison to Google
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Carr
Title variation
Rewiring the world, from Edison to Google
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A hundred years ago, companies stopped producing their own power with steam engines and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric utilities not only changed how businesses operated but also brought the modern world into existence. Today a similar revolution is under way. Companies are dismantling their private computer systems and tapping into rich services delivered over the Internet. This time it's computing that's turning into a utility. The shift is already remaking the computer industry, bringing new competitors like Google to the fore and threatening traditional stalwarts like Microsoft and Dell. But the effects will reach much further. Cheap computing will ultimately change society as profoundly as cheap electricity did. Here, business journalist Carr weaves together history, economics, and technology to explain why computing is changing--and what it means for all of us.--From publisher description
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265131
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Carr, Nicholas G.
Dewey number
303.48/34
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
C38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Computers and civilization
  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Internet
Target audience
adult
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rewiring the world, from Edison to Google
Label
The big switch : rewiring the world, from Edison to Google, Nicholas Carr
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-260) and index
Control code
ocn154706854
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 278 p.
Isbn
9780393062281
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007038084
System control number
(OCoLC)154706854
Label
The big switch : rewiring the world, from Edison to Google, Nicholas Carr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-260) and index
Control code
ocn154706854
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 278 p.
Isbn
9780393062281
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007038084
System control number
(OCoLC)154706854

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