Blown to Bits

Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

Author: Harold Abelson,Ken Ledeen,Harry R. Lewis

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0137135599

Category: Computers

Page: 366

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Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can't escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to-the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration, entertainment, and democratic participation. But the same engineering marvels are shattering centuries-old assumptions about privacy, identity, free expression, and personal control as more and more details of our lives are captured as digital data. Can you control who sees all that personal information about you? Can email be truly confidential, when nothing seems to be private? Shouldn't the Internet be censored the way radio and TV are? is it really a federal crime to download music? When you use Google or Yahoo! to search for something, how do they decide which sites to show you? Do you still have free speech in the digital world? Do you have a voice in shaping government or corporate policies about any of this? Blown to Bits offers provocative answers to these questions and tells intriguing real-life stories. This book is a wake-up call To The human consequences of the digital explosion.
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Blown to Bits

20,000 Feet over Ploesti

Author: Leon Cooper

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450270427

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 8146

The lives of twenty-four American aviators became forever intertwined in the skies over Ploesti, Rumania, in 1944, when a pair of bomber crews, an aerial photographer, and a fighter pilot engaged in some of the deadliest air battles the world had ever known. The odds of surviving these almost-daily encounters were somewhere between slim and none. Yet, by some miracle, many of these brave and courageous airmen lived through the horrific campaigns and returned home as conquering heroes. Blown to Bits: 20,000 Feet over Ploesti shares the story of these two dozen American aviators who were shot out of the skies over Nazi-occupied Europe. Considerable material was extracted from national archives in order to document the individual accounts. Author Leon Cooper traveled across the country to interview the remaining survivors and also communicated with family members of the others, who provided a wealth of photos, documents, and stories. Discover an amazing chapter in American history through the firsthand accounts of the men who lived through these harrowing events. Their story is intriguing, tragic, and exciting, but the ending is nothing less than miraculous!
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Blown to Bits

Author: Ballantyne, R. M.

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.


Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 6201

This story of adventure takes place in the 1800s in the Indian Ocean R. M. Ballantyne (24 April 1825 – 8 February 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer. Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated. (Illustrated)
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Blown to Bits

How the New Economics of Information Transforms Strategy

Author: Philip Evans,Thomas S. Wurster

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9780875848778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 7759

Richness or reach? The trade-off used to be simple but absolute: Your business strategy either could focus on "rich" information - customized products and services tailored to a niche audience - or could reach out to a larger market, but with watered-down information that sacrificed richness in favor of a broad, general appeal. Much of business strategy as we know it today rests on this fundamental trade-off. Now, say Evans and Wurster, the new economics of information is eliminating the trade-off between richness and reach, blowing apart the foundations of traditional business strategy. Blown to Bits reveals how the spread of connectivity and common standards is redefining the information channels that link businesses with their customers, suppliers, and employees. Increasingly, your customers will have rich access to a universe of alternatives, your suppliers will exploit direct access to your customers, and your competitors will pick off the most profitable parts of your value chain. Your competitive advantage is up for grabs. To prepare corporate executives and entrepreneurs alike for a fundamental change in business competition, Evans and Wurster expand and illuminate groundbreaking concepts first explored in the award-winning Harvard Business Review article "Strategy and the New Economics of Information," and present a practical guide for applying them. Examples span the spectrum of industries--from financial services to health care, from consumer to industrial goods, and from media to retailing. Blown to Bits shows how to build new strategies that reflect a world in which richness and reach go hand in hand and how to make the most of the new forces shaping competitive advantage.
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Blown to Bits in the Mine

Author: Eric Twitty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932738827

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 668

Interspersing tales of death and survival, Eric Twitty tells the story of explosives in the United States mining industry in an interesting and easy-to-read way. This book is as much for the casual observer of western history as it is for explosive experts wanting to know more about the tools of their trade. Interesting photographs and drawings complete the picture of perhaps the most dangerous of all occupations.
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Blown to Bits, Or, The Lonely Man of Rakata

A Tale of the Malay Archipelago

Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adventure stories

Page: 438

View: 3193

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Blown to Bits or, The Lonely Man of Rakata

Author: R. M. (Robert Michael) Ballantyne

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3847202782

Category: Fiction

Page: 475

View: 1095

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
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Blown to Bits

Or the Lonely Man of Rakata

Author: R. M. Ballantyne,R. N. Ballantyne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1846379199

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 4263

A Tale of the Malay Archipelago Unabridged reprint of the edition of 1894 but without illustrations
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Single & Single

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708495

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 906

Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - Die Küste des Bosporus, das Londoner Westend und der hohe Kaukasus sind die Schauplätze dieses Romans. Tiger Single, Patriarch der Londoner Firma Single & Single, betreibt dubiose internationale Geschäfte und Finanztransaktionen. Doch dann durchschaut ihn Oliver, sein Sohn und Partner, der von ihm nur benutzt wurde. Ein spannender Roman über Liebe, Loyalität und Verrat.
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Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462318950

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 9179

Stars und Models, hippe Charaktere, grenzenlose Gewalt und anarchischer Sex, Designerdrogen und hämmernde Musik – alles, was seine Fans (und Kritiker) erwartet haben, steckt in Bret Easton Ellis’ spektakulärem Roman »Glamorama«. Ein Horrortrip durch das glamouröse New York, durch die obszön glitzernde Welt von London und Paris.Victor Ward, Model und Nightlife-Profi, lebt in der modebesessenen und prominenzgeilen Welt Manhattans. Er eröffnet einen eigenen Szene-Club. Er hat ein Supermodel als Freundin und betrügt sie. Wie alle im Schatten der Stars kämpft er um Geld, Macht und Ruhm. Und zunehmend gerät er in den Sog der düsteren Seite dieser Hochglanz-Welt, die eng vernetzt ist mit Verbrechen und Gewalt. Ein mysteriöser Auftrag führt ihn nach London und Paris, wo er Kontakt zu einer terroristischen Vereinigung aufnimmt, die – angeführt von einem Model – Hotels in die Luft jagt und Flugzeuge sprengt. Ob in Manhattan oder in Europa, Victor weiß, dass er in der Falle sitzt, und Fluchtwege gibt es nicht.
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Exit West


Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189645

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 7457

In einer Welt, die aus den Fugen geraten ist, in einem muslimisch geprägten Land, das am Rande eines Bürgerkriegs steht, in einer Stadt, die namenlos bleibt, lernen sie sich kennen: Nadia und Saeed. Sie hat mit ihrer Familie gebrochen, fährt Motorrad, lebt säkular und trägt ihr dunkles Gewand nur als Schutz vor den Zudringlichkeiten fremder Männer. Er wohnt noch bei seinen Eltern, ist eher schüchtern und nimmt die Ausübung seiner Religion sehr ernst. Doch während die Stadt um sie herum in Flammen aufgeht, sich Anschläge häufen und die Sicherheitslage immer prekärer wird, finden die beiden zusammen. Sie wollen eine gemeinsame Zukunft, in Freiheit. Und da sind diese Gerüchte über Türen, die diejenigen, die sie passieren, an ferne Orte bringen können. Doch den Weg durch diese Türen muss man sich mit viel Geld erkaufen. Als die Gewalt weiter eskaliert, entscheiden sich Nadia und Saeed, diesen Schritt zu gehen. Sie lassen ihr Land und ihr altes Leben zurück ... ›Exit West‹ ist ein überaus berührender Roman, der sich mit den zentralen Themen unserer Zeit beschäftigt: Flucht und Migration. Mohsin Hamid beweist, dass Literatur poetisch und zugleich politisch sein kann. Mit diesem »fesselnden Roman« (New York Times) steht Mohsin Hamid auf der Longlist des diesjährigen Man Booker Preises.
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Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453430372


Page: 542

View: 1215

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Allein in der Wildnis

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3091

Brian ist zwölf Jahre alt und seine Eltern sind geschieden. Er sitzt in einem kleinen Flugzeug und weiß nicht, ob er sich auf den Sommer bei seinem Vater freuen soll. Plötzlich erleidet der Pilot einen Herzinfarkt und stirbt, Brian ist allein am Himmel, vor sich Instrumente, mit denen er nicht umgehen kann, im Herzen die Gewissheit des Todes. Und dann kommt der Absturz. Doch Brian überlebt und es beginnt eine wahre Robinsonade. Er "erfindet" das Feuer neu, den Bau eines Unterschlupfs, er fertig Pfeil und Bogen ...
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Ein wenig Leben


Author: Hanya Yanagihara

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446255583

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 3576

"Ein wenig Leben" handelt von der lebenslangen Freundschaft zwischen vier Männern in New York, die sich am College kennengelernt haben. Jude St. Francis, brillant und enigmatisch, ist die charismatische Figur im Zentrum der Gruppe – ein aufopfernd liebender und zugleich innerlich zerbrochener Mensch. Immer tiefer werden die Freunde in Judes dunkle, schmerzhafte Welt hineingesogen, deren Ungeheuer nach und nach hervortreten. "Ein wenig Leben" ist ein rauschhaftes, mit kaum fasslicher Dringlichkeit erzähltes Epos über Trauma, menschliche Güte und Freundschaft als wahre Liebe. Es begibt sich an die dunkelsten Orte, an die Literatur sich wagen kann, und bricht dabei immer wieder zum hellen Licht durch.
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Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Reputation Risk and Crisis Management

Author: James Lukaszewski

Publisher: Rothstein Publishing

ISBN: 1931332649

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 422

View: 9461

Masterwork on Crisis Communication and Reputation Risk Selected as One of "30 Best Business Books of 2013" Jim Lukaszewski -- nationally recognized PR expert, executive coach, often called America's Crisis Guru, and noted by Corporate Legal Times as one of "28 experts to call when all hell breaks loose" -- advises exactly what to do, what to say, when to say it, and when to do it, while the whole world is watching.The book is endorsed by the Business Continuity Institute. In this industry-defining book on crisis management and leadership recovery, Lukaszewski jump-starts the discussion by clearly differentiating a crisis from other business interruptions and introduces a concept rarely dealt with in crisis communication and operational response planning: managing the victim dimension of crisis. Delivered in his straight-talking style and backed with compelling case studies, Lukaszewski On Crisis Communication is your guide to preparing for a crisis and the explosive visibility that comes with it. Using case studies, examples and templates, he explains how to build a crisis management plan and how to put it into action in the real world of media scrutiny, social media, activists, and litigation. Lukaszewski distills four decades of experience into 10 chapters of field-tested how-to's, practical tools, tips, charts, checklists, forms, and templates and teaches you:How crises create victims;To avoid the toxicity of silence;To overcome the abusive, intrusive and coercive behavior of bloviators, bellyachers, back-bench bitchers, the media, activists and critics;To drive attorneys to settle instead of litigate;Apology is the atomic energy of empathy;Simple, sensible, sincere, constructive, positive techniques to reduce contention and to succeed!Chapter learning objectives; discussion questions; case studies; real-life examples; and glossary facilitate college and professional development classroom use.
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Freie Kultur

Wesen und Zukunft der Kreativität

Author: Lawrence Lessig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937514154


Page: 304

View: 2089

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Eine Million Meilen in tausend Jahren

was ich beim Umschreiben meines Lebens gelernt habe

Author: Donald Miller

Publisher: LUQS-Verlag

ISBN: 3940158038


Page: 284

View: 4788

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