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

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

Author: Nicholas G Carr
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas G Carr
ISBN: 9780393062281 0393062287 9780393333947 0393333949 9780393345223 039334522X
OCLC Number: 154706854
Description: vii, 278 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Burden's wheel --
The inventor and his clerk --
Digital millwork --
Goodbye, Bill Gates --
The White City --
World Wide Computer --
From the many to the few --
The great unbundling --
Fighting the net --
A spider's web --
iGod --
Flame and filament.
Other Titles: Rewiring the world, from Edison to Google
Responsibility: 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.  Read more...


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"Starred Review. Carr created a huge rift in the business community with his first book, Does IT Matter?, challenging the conventional wisdom that information technology provides a competitive Read more...

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