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Devices of the Soul: Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines
Devices of the Soul: Battling for Our Selves in an Age of Machines
"Self-forgetfulness is the reigning temptation of the technological era. This is why we so readily give our assent to the absurd proposition that a computer can add two plus two, despite the obvious fact that it can do nothing of the sort--not if we have in mind anything remotely resembling what we do when we add numbers. In the computer's...
Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms: An Introduction to Computational Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)
Ideals, Varieties, and Algorithms: An Introduction to Computational Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics)

This book details the heart and soul of modern commutative and algebraic geometry. It covers such topics as the Hilbert Basis Theorem, the Nullstellensatz, invariant theory, projective geometry, and dimension theory. In addition to enhancing the text of the second edition, with over 200 pages reflecting changes to enhance clarity and...

Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living with Your Creativity
Have Fun, Get Paid: How to Make a Living with Your Creativity

From performers who bask in the spotlight to those who find inspiration in the midnight glow of a computer monitor, the world has no shortage of creative people. While the day-to-day realities of a ballerina may be quite different from that of a novelist, actor, graphic artist, musician, or software developer, they share many things in...

Plato and the Divided Self
Plato and the Divided Self

Plato's account of the tripartite soul is a memorable feature of dialogues like the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus: it is one of his most famous and influential yet least understood theories. It presents human nature as both essentially multiple and diverse - and yet somehow also one - divided into a fully human 'rational' part, a...

Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (3rd Edition)

Peopleware has long been one of my two favorite books on software engineering. Its underlying strength is its base of immense real experience, much of it quantified. Many, many varied projects have been reflected on and distilled; but what we are given is not just lifeless distillate, but vivid examples from...

Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk (Painted Turtle)
Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk (Painted Turtle)

When it was originally published in 1999, Techno Rebels became the definitive text on a hard-to-define but vital genre of music. Author Dan Sicko demystified techno's characteristics, influences, and origins and argued that although techno enjoyed its most widespread popularity in Europe, its birthplace and most important incubator was...

How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul
How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul
Designers are quick to tell us about their sources of inspiration, but they are much less willing to reveal such critical matters as how to find work, how much they charge, and what to do when a client rejects three weeks of work and refuses to pay the bill. How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul addresses the concerns of...
Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Second Edition: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL
Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Second Edition: Effective Modeling in RDFS and OWL

Since the first edition of Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist came out in June 2008, we have been encouraged by the reception the book has received. Practitioners from a wide variety of industries— health care, energy, environmental science, life sciences, national intelligence, and publishing, to name a few—have told...

The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America's Top Copywriters
The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America's Top Copywriters
Great copy is the heart and soul of the advertising business. In this practical guide, legendary copywriter Joe Sugarman provides proven guidelines and expert advice on what it takes to write copy that will entice, motivate, and move customers to buy. For anyone who wants to break into the business, this is the ultimate companion resource for...
Microsoft Windows XP Registry Guide
Microsoft Windows XP Registry Guide

The registry is the heart and soul of Microsoft Windows XP. In my other registry books, I said the same thing about the registry in every version of Windows since Microsoft Windows 95, and by the time you're finished reading this book, I hope you'll agree. The registry contains the configuration data that makes the operating system work. The...

Upgrading and Repairing Servers
Upgrading and Repairing Servers

Servers are the heart and soul of businesses today. Scott and Jarret tackle the confusing array of server design form factors, power supplies, rack mounts, dual processor setups, RAID, blade technology, InfiniBand, clustering, load balancing and replication. The authors address these topics from an OS-neutral standpoint, focusing solely on how...

Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems
Security and Privacy in Mobile Information and Communication Systems

MobiSec was the second ICST conference on security and privacy for mobile information and communication systems. It was held in front of the beautiful historic backdrop of Catania, the Sicilian town with marvelous views of Mt. Etna. The never fully dormant volcano provided appropriate scenery, metaphorically relating to the security threats...

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