This book demystifies the amazing architecture and protocols of computers as they communicate over the Internet. While very complex, the Internet operates on a few relatively simple concepts that anyone can understand. Networks and networked applications are embedded in our lives. Understanding how these technologies work is invaluable. This book was written for everyone - no technical knowledge is required!While this book is not specifically about the Network+ or CCNA certifications, it as a way to give students interested in these certifications a starting point.
Published by: Charles Severance | Publication date: 05/26/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 122 pages
“Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profound….You will never open an email in quite the same way again.”—Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of TrafficIn Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine—Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer—was to the late twentieth.
Published by: Ecco | Publication date: 05/29/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction: “Nicholas Carr has written a Silent Spring for the literary mind.”—Michael Agger, Slate“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question, in a celebrated Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the Net’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?Now, Carr expands his argument into the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—Carr interweaves a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways.Building on the insights of thinkers from Plato to McLuhan, Carr makes a convincing case that every information technology carries an intellectual ethic—a set of assumptions about the nature of knowledge and intelligence. He explains how the printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources. Its ethic is that of the industrialist, an ethic of speed and efficiency, of optimized production and consumption—and now the Net is remaking us in its own image. We are becoming ever more adept at scanning and skimming, but what we are losing is our capacity for concentration, contemplation, and reflection.Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, The Shallows sparkles with memorable vignettes—Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the thunderous approach of a steam locomotive—even as it plumbs profound questions about the state of our modern psyche. This is a book that will forever alter the way we think about media and our minds.
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company | Publication date: 06/06/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Sometimes fate works in mysterious ways …A desperate woman ...Fox shifter Dana Myers is on the run. After two years of indentured servitude to the Updike hyena pack on Fate Mountain, she finally makes her escape in a stolen car. When it breaks down, she discovers that mechanic and bear shifter Jessie Kincaid is her match on a shifter dating website. Out of options, she asks her unknown mate for help.A reluctant man ...Jessie is in no hurry to settle down. Playing the field is fun -- and besides, he saw how his dad fell apart after his mom’s death, and he never wants to be that vulnerable. But knowing that Dana is his mate changes everything. He’s determined to take care of her … and she’ll need all the help she can get.A dangerous dilemmaThe car she used for her getaway has a body in the trunk, making Dana the prime suspect in a murder case. Jessie knows she’s innocent, but all the evidence is pointing her way. Can he clear her name in time, or will he lose his mate to a deadly plot?Mechanic Bear is a 25k word novella and the last book in the Timber Bear Ranch series.
Publication date: 08/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Get up and running on the Internet—the fast and easy way If you're an Internet newcomer and want to get up to speed without all the intimidating technical jargon, The Internet For Dummies has you covered. With over 5,000,000 copies sold*, The Internet For Dummies is the #1 choice for Internet newcomers. Inside, you'll discover how to make the most of the Internet, get accustomed to popular sites, find the information and items you need fast, and stay away from the bad stuff floating around online.
- Catches you up on the latest online trends, from social networking sites to blogs and more
- Includes the latest on Google Chrome, getting good search results, and sharing files
- Covers choosing and connecting to an Internet provider, establishing an e-mail account, getting on the web, and finding the sites that matter most
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 01/30/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 339 pages
Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone. In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. With Defense Department funds, he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture.
Published by: Simon & Schuster | Publication date: 08/19/1999Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Less than 0.5 per cent of all data is currently analysed and used. However, business leaders and managers cannot afford to be unconcerned or sceptical about data. Data is revolutionizing the way we work and it is the companies that view data as a strategic asset that will survive and thrive. Bernard Marr's Data Strategy is a must-have guide to creating a robust data strategy. Explaining how to identify your strategic data needs, what methods to use to collect the data and, most importantly, how to translate your data into organizational insights for improved business decision-making and performance, this is essential reading for anyone aiming to leverage the value of their business data and gain competitive advantage.Packed with case studies and real-world examples, advice on how to build data competencies in an organization and crucial coverage of how to ensure your data doesn't become a liability, Data Strategy will equip any organization with the tools and strategies it needs to profit from big data, analytics and the Internet of Things.
Published by: Kogan Page | Publication date: 04/03/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1 pages
***The next edition should be out in Fall 2017. Until then, we have discounted the 2016 version. It's still mostly relevant, especially if you follow up with content posted on the accompanying website. **The comprehensive guide to mobile internet options for US based RVers by full time RVing 'technomads' Chris and Cherie of Technomadia, with guest author & mobile internet guru Jack Mayer. --------Jan 2017: 2016/4th Edition Note - We still consider this edition current and relevant, and will not be publishing a 5th edition until likely later in the year. Please do check the accompanying website for our 2016 Year in Review article/video that brings this edition up to date. We will update this listing when we have a publishing schedule, but for now - if you desire the content of this book within the coming months, feel confident in proceeding with this edition. Thanks!------- The book covers cellular data, public WiFi, satellite, ham, cable/DSL, enhancing signals, installation, managing bandwidth, traveling to Canada & Mexico, entertainment options, cellular phone plans and most importantly – setting your expectations for what life on the road with mobile internet is like. In this handbook, we help you assess your internet needs, set your expectations to realistic, explain your options and overview the challenges of mobile connectivity. The book is written for the non-technical internet surfer to the high-tech geek – we strive to balance using every day language and examples to explain complex topics, while keeping things technically accurate. All so you can best assemble a solution that is balanced between your desires and your budget. Our goal is to make this stuff comprehensible so you can enjoy a thrivable life on the road with a minimal of technical frustrations, and still able to afford the fuel that propels your adventures! We have no affiliation or financial ties with any of the products we mention throughout the book... we strive to provide unbiased information for RVers, by RVers. This stuff is constantly changing, and we keep it up to date on our accompanying website and provide additional services, such as our premium membership group with more in-depth content and Q&A forums. We highly recommend at least joining our free e-mail newsletter or subscribing to our RSS feed to keep in the know. Details are in the book on doing that. (Have the 2015 Edition? Do you need this one too? - This is a pretty major re-write updating all of the changes in the past year, and a complete re-organization of the content to make it more accessible. It also has a bunch of new content covering unlimited data, managing back-ups, upcoming 5G cellular technology, MIMO antennas and more. If you're actively researching your mobile internet options, we highly recommend getting this edition.If you have the 2014 or 2013 Edition of the book- If mobile internet is on your mind, then yes we absolutely recommend it's time to update the book. Both those editions are pretty out of date.)Our Mobile Internet Aficionados now get updates for free to the PDF version, as well as updated chapters online throughout the year. If keeping current is important to you, we invite you to join us too. It's like having a subscription to the book.
Publication date: 02/25/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 420 pages
Denial of service (DoS) attacks have become a major threat to current computer networks. Tohave a better understanding on DoS attacks, this article provides an overview on existing DoSattacks and major defense technologies in the Internet and wireless networks. In particular, wedescribe network based and host based DoS attack techniques to illustrate attack principles. DoSattacks are classified according to their major attack characteristics. Current counterattacktechnologies are also reviewed, including major defense products in deployment andrepresentative defense approaches in research. Finally, DoS attacks and defenses in 802.11 basedwireless networks are explored at physical, MAC and network layers.
Publication date: 08/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 420 pages
Internet Selling Machine: Learning to Sell Products Through Internet Marketing Business Ideas Made Easy… Perfect for Beginners. (3 Book Bundle)
Here's a 3 Book Bundle on How You Can Start Your Own "Freedom Lifestyle" Online BusinessWork from Home, Work Anywhere You Want!Here's a preview of what you'll get:SHOPIFY MARKETING- How to look for products that will sell online- The best price range to target for beginners- Why your product choice should have this "one" quality in it- How to create a shopify website from start to finish- A list of keywords that you should input in the moderation page of your Facebook store's page- How to set up the settings of your store- How to write a product listing that converts into actual sales- How to run your first Facebook ad- How to evaluate the results of your campaigns- When to expand and when to stop your Facebook adsMOBILE COOKBOOK PUBLISHING-The step by step process on how to make money via cookbook and recipe publishing - How to choose a category that will make money - How to guarantee sale even before you publish your book (The secret is in the pre-publishing!)- How to create your book for FREE- How to have a published book without writing it yourself - The list of website and facebook pages for your initial promo- The MAGIC 7 keyword and why it'll increase your sales 2x - How to sell your book and market it long termEBOOK SELLING MACHINE- How to find the best topic to target for your ebook- How to confirm the profitability of your niche- How to set your self up for successful writing- The exact opt in templates to use for building your list- How to run a simple Facebook Ad and easily know if it'll be effective or not!- How to outline your book from start to finish!- How to create a salespage for your book- How to build an audience that loves you and buys from youIf you want to create a business that you can be proud of then this is for you.If you want a business that can give you time and financial freedom, then this is for you.Scroll Up and Get Your Copy Now
Publication date: 08/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 193 pages