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The Resource The power of networks : six principles that connect our lives, Christopher G. Brinton and Mung Chiang

The power of networks : six principles that connect our lives, Christopher G. Brinton and Mung Chiang

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The power of networks : six principles that connect our lives
Title
The power of networks
Title remainder
six principles that connect our lives
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Christopher G. Brinton and Mung Chiang
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Language
eng
Summary
"What makes WiFi faster at home than at a coffee shop? How does Google order search results? Why do Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube use fundamentally different rating and recommendation methods--and why does it matter? Is it really true that everyone on Facebook is connected in six steps or less? And how do cat videos--or anything else--go viral? The Power of Networks answers questions like these for the first time in a way that all of us can understand and use, whether at home, the office, or school. Using simple language, analogies, stories, hundreds of illustrations, and no more math than simple addition and multiplication, Christopher Brinton and Mung Chiang provide a smart but accessible introduction to the handful of big ideas that drive the technical and social networks we use every day--from cellular phone networks and cloud computing to the Internet and social media platforms. The Power of Networks unifies these ideas through six fundamental principles of networking, which explain the difficulties in sharing network resources efficiently, how crowds can be wise or not so wise depending on the nature of their connections, how there are many building-blocks of layers in a network, and more. Understanding these simple ideas unlocks the workings of everything from the connections we make on Facebook to the technology that runs such platforms. Along the way, the authors also talk with and share the special insights of renowned experts such as Google's Eric Schmidt, former Verizon Wireless CEO Dennis Strigl, and "fathers of the Internet" Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn. Networks are everywhere. The Power of Networks shows how they work--and what understanding them can do for you."--Publisher website
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BTCTA
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Brinton, Christopher G
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Chiang, Mung
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  • Computer networks
  • Computer network architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Online social networks
Label
The power of networks : six principles that connect our lives, Christopher G. Brinton and Mung Chiang
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sharing is hard
  • Ranking is hard
  • Crowds are wise
  • Crowds are not so wise
  • Divide and conquer
  • End to end
Control code
ocn948560880
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780691170718
Lccn
2016952294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948560880
Label
The power of networks : six principles that connect our lives, Christopher G. Brinton and Mung Chiang
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sharing is hard
  • Ranking is hard
  • Crowds are wise
  • Crowds are not so wise
  • Divide and conquer
  • End to end
Control code
ocn948560880
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 310 pages
Isbn
9780691170718
Lccn
2016952294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948560880

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