Is This Thing On

Author: Abby Stokes
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761184155
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies—specifically older newbies—turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book, Is This Thing On?, is as smart, comprehensive, reassuring, and jargon-free as she is: the epitome of user-friendly. And it is now completely revised and updated to keep pace with the fast-changing digital landscape, covering tablets, apps, video streaming, social media, and much more. With the skill and assurance of a teacher who for over 20 years has personally taught computer skills to thousands of seniors and technophobes, Stokes covers it all: How to choose, buy, and start using the computer or tablet that’s just right for you, plus how to set everything up for maximum comfort and safety. How to connect to the Internet, sign up for email, understand and use search engines, and get started with essential skills like word processing and text messaging. How to choose, buy, and start using a smartphone. How to take and share digital photographs and videos. How to discover online communities and participate in social media like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs. How to explore the world of apps, online music, streaming movies, and ebooks. And, importantly, online security— including what to do when things go wrong. Appendices include both Apple and PC keyboard shortcuts and 200 recommended websites and 100 apps; there are FAQs at the end of each chapter and tips and tricks throughout. An all-new companion website——will include video tutorials explaining the latest technologies.


Author: Roger Sanjek
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812247787
Format: PDF
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In this volume, sixteen distinguished scholars address the impact of digital technologies on how anthropologists do fieldwork and on what they study. With nearly three billion Internet users and more than four and a half billion mobile phone owners today, and with an ever-growing array of electronic devices and information sources, ethnographers confront a vastly different world from just decades ago, when fieldnotes produced by hand and typewriter were the professional norm. Reflecting on fieldwork experiences both off- and online, the contributors survey changes and continuities since the classic volume Fieldnotes: The Makings of Anthropology, edited by Roger Sanjek, was published in 1990. They also confront ethical issues in online fieldwork, the strictures of institutional review boards affecting contemporary research, new forms of digital data and mediated collaboration, shifting boundaries between home and field, and practical and moral aspects of fieldnote recording, curating, sharing, and archiving. The essays draw upon fieldwork in locales ranging from Japan, Liberia, Germany, India, Jamaica, Zambia, to Iraqi Kurdistan, and with diaspora groups of Brazilians in Belgium and Indonesians of Hadhrami Arab descent. In the United States, fieldwork populations include urban mothers of toddlers and young children, teen tech users, Bitcoin traders, World of Warcraft gamers, online texters and bloggers, and anthropologists themselves. With growing interest in both traditional and digital ethnographic methods, scholars and students in anthropology and sociology, as well as in computer and information sciences, linguistics, social work, communications, media studies, design, management, and policy fields, will find much of value in this engaging and accessibly written volume. Contributors: Jenna Burrell, Lisa Cliggett, Heather A. Horst, Jean E. Jackson, Graham M. Jones, William W. Kelly, Diane E. King, Jordan Kraemer, Rena Lederman, Mary H. Moran, Bonnie A. Nardi, Roger Sanjek, Bambi B. Schieffelin, Mieke Schrooten, Martin Slama, Susan W. Tratner

Unnatural Selection

Author: Mark Roeder
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628724803
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Compelling . . . Technology is changing the landscape of society, and Roeder describes how humanity is changing along with it.” —Daniel H. Wilson, author of Robopocalypse Does the geek personify a distinct new phase in human evolution, as the environment shifts to favor their traits? This fascinating book examines the behavioral and genetic traits commonly associated with those who, in the past, may have been labeled or looked down upon, but have bloomed in today’s “digital greenhouse.” As an example, think of the competition between Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss twins made famous in the movie The Social Network. Mark Roeder suggests that the rise of the geek is not so much the product of Darwinian natural selection as of man-made—or unnatural—selection, which allows non-neurotypicals to thrive. He explains why geeks have become so phenomenally successful in such a short time, and why the process will further accelerate in the future, driven by breakthroughs in genetic engineering, neuropharmacology, and artificial intelligence. Unnatural Selection offers a fascinating synthesis of the latest trends in these fields and predicts a twenty-first-century “cognitive arms race”—in which new technology will enable everyone to become more intelligent and “geek-like.” “A thoughtful, contemplative treatise told with wit and wisdom.” —Publishers Weekly

Easy Computer Basics Windows 7 Edition

Author: Michael R. Miller
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132713658
Format: PDF
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See it done. Do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from your computer hardware and software. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common computer tasks. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way. In full color Learn how to… • Set up and configure your new computer system • Upgrade your computer with new hardware and software • Use Microsoft Windows 7–and personalize it just for you • Connect to the Internet for web surfing, email, Facebook, and YouTube • Manage and edit digital photos • Play, copy, and burn your own music CDs–and download music from the Internet to play on your iPod • Protect your family and your computer from viruses, spam, and spyware • Set up a wireless home network and share your Internet connection with multiple computers Category: General Computing Covers: Hardware, Microsoft ® Windows 7 User Level: Beginner Easy steps guide you through each task. Items you select or click are shown in bold. Each step is fully illustrated.

TTL Cookbook

Author: Don Lancaster
Publisher: Sams
ISBN: 9780672210358
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This best selling book has become the standard reference to TTL devices. It tells what they are, how they work, and how to use them. TTL Cookbook is filled with typical circuits and practical applications to aid the user who wants to learn about and use TTL. Book jacket.

Successful Project Management

Author: Bonnie Biafore
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0735661820
Format: PDF, Docs
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Learn best practices and proven methods from project management professionals—and apply these skills as you work with Microsoft Project. In this practical guide, project management expert Bonnie Biafore shows you how to manage projects efficiently and effectively, sharing the real-world experiences of project managers in several industries. You'll learn how to put the best practices and hard-won lessons of experts to work on your critical projects. Sharpen the skills you need to manage projects expertly—from start to finish Communicate effectively with project stakeholders, management, and team members Apply methods to break down the project into small, manageable pieces Define work assignments, choose resources, and build project schedules Accurately estimate project costs and work with a budget Identify project changes and manage risks Track progress and balance priorities without sacrificing quality Document project history and lessons learned to help improve future projects Project files available on the companion website.

Illustrated Computer Dictionary For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764501432
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Jargon, acronyms, and technobabble — explained in plain English Includes the latest Internet lingo Your indispensable desk reference for the information age Do your eyes glaze over when people start talking about high-tech topics? Are you in danger of becoming a computer illiterate? Relax! With this friendly, easy-to-understand dictionary at your side, you'll be able to figure out the difference between RAM and ROM — and talk intelligently about everything from ANSI and ASCII to Yahoo! and ZMODEM. Discover how to: Understand over 2,000 high-tech terms Decipher all those puzzling acronyms Avoid embarrassment at electronics stores Join in conversations about computers Impress colleagues and amaze your boss The Dummies Way™ Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! Register to win cool prizes Browse exclusive articles and excerpts Get a free Dummies Daily™ e-mail newsletter Chat with authors and preview other books Talk to us, ask questions, get answers

Nonlinear and adaptive control design

Author: Miroslav Krstić
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Format: PDF, Docs
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Using a pedagogical style along with detailed proofs and illustrative examples, this book opens a view to the largely unexplored area of nonlinear systems with uncertainties. The focus is on adaptive nonlinear control results introduced with the new recursive design methodology--adaptive backstepping. Describes basic tools for nonadaptive backstepping design with state and output feedbacks.

The World s Strongest Librarian

Author: Josh Hanagarne
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: 159240877X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Traces the public librarian author's inspiring story as a Mormon youth with Tourette's Syndrome, who, after a sequence of radical and ineffective treatments overcame nightmarish tics through education, military service, and strength training.

The Imperial Presidency

Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618420018
Format: PDF
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The presidential historian charts the progression of American power from George Washington to George W. Bush, revealing the exercise of power through the office as it has developed into an "imperial" seat of authority, in an updated edition of the classic history. Reprint.