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Big Switch Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

ISBN-10: 039334522X
ISBN-13: 9780393345223
Edition: 2013
Authors: Nicholas Carr
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Hailed as “the most influential book so far on the cloud computing movement” (Christian Science Monitor), The Big Switch makes a simple and profound statement: Computing is turning into a utility, and the effects of this transition will ultimately change society as completely as the advent of cheap electricity did. In a new chapter for this edition that brings the story up-to-date, Nicholas Carr revisits the dramatic new world being conjured from the circuits of the “World Wide Computer.”

Prologue: A Doorway in Boston
One Machine
Burden's Wheel
The Inventor and His Clerk
Digital Millwork
Goodbye, Mr. Gates
The White City
Living in the Cloud
World Wide Computer
From the Many to the Few
The Great Unbundling
Fighting the Net
A Spider's Web
iGod
Epilogue: Flame and Filament
Afterword to the Second Paperback Edition
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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