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Big Switch Our New Digital Destiny

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ISBN-10: 0393062287

ISBN-13: 9780393062281

Edition: 2008

Authors: Nicholas Carr

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An eye-opening look at the new computer revolution and the coming transformation of our economy, society, and culture. A hundred years ago, companies stopped producing their own power with steam engines and generators 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…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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
Epilogue: Flame and Filament