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Editors' Choice 2001: Digital Business and Culture
 

Here's a collection for the digerati selected by Computers & Internet editor Brooke Gilbert. This list of terrific digital business and culture books from 2001 can help you find the right holiday gift for the cyber enthusiast on your list. Find more great reading in our Best of 2001 Store or in Computers & Internet.


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Supercade
by Van Burnham, Ralph H. Baer
Avg. Customer Review:
4.0 out of 5 stars
 

MIT Press
Hardcover - 448 pages
(September 1, 2001)
 

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From Publishers Weekly
The generation now in its 30s pumped innumerable quarters into free-standing video consoles with protruding joysticks, steering wheels, and "fire" buttons the quaint precursors of today's dollar-based sensory overload and sleekly sophisticated home systems. Burnham, an L.A.-based Wired contributing... Read more
 

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Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
by Steven Johnson
Avg. Customer Review:
3.6 out of 5 stars
 

Scribner
Hardcover - 288 pages
(September 2001)
 

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 $15.75
 

Amazon.com
An individual ant, like an individual neuron, is just about as dumb as can be. Connect enough of them together properly, though, and you get spontaneous intelligence. Web pundit Steven Johnson explains what we know about this phenomenon with a rare lucidity in Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants,... Read more
 

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Crypto : How the Code Rebels Beat the Government -- Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
by Steven Levy
Avg. Customer Review:
4.2 out of 5 stars
 

Viking Press
Hardcover - 356 pages
(January 4, 2001)
 

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 $12.50
 

Amazon.com
If the National Security Agency (NSA) had wanted to make sure that strong encryption would reach the masses, it couldn't have done much better than to tell the cranky geniuses of the world not to do it. Author Steven Levy, deservedly famous for his enlightening Hackers, tells the story of the ... Read more
 

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Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary
by Linus Torvalds, David Diamond
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4.0 out of 5 stars
 

Harperbusiness
Hardcover - 288 pages
(May 8, 2001)
 

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 $14.56
 

Amazon.com
Most 31-year olds can't boast of being the instigator of a revolution. But then again, the world's leading promoter of open source software and creator of the operating system Linux does humbly call himself an accidental revolutionary--accidental being the operative word here. Just for Fun is the... Read more
 

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Gonzo Marketing: Winning Through Worst Practices
by Christopher Locke
Avg. Customer Review:
4.2 out of 5 stars
 

Perseus Books
Hardcover - 256 pages
1st edition (October 16, 2001)
 

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 $12.50
 

Amazon.com
The coauthor of the no-more-business-as-usual blockbuster The Cluetrain Manifesto--which basically told Net-age marketers to stop talking at their markets and start conversing with them--follows up with a book that's more a highly entertaining, nimbly erudite screed against our current mass-market,... Read more
 

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Peer-to-Peer : Harnessing the Power of Disruptive Technologies
by Andy Oram (Editor)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
 

O'Reilly & Associates
Hardcover - 445 pages
1st edition (March 15, 2001)
 

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 $18.86
 
 

Amazon.com
Peer-to-Peer is a book about an emerging idea. That idea is that the traditional model of participating in the Internet, in which a small computer operated by an everyday user (a "client") asks for and receives information from a big computer administered by a corporation or other large entity (a... Read more
 

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The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
by Lawrence Lessig
Avg. Customer Review:
5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Random House
Hardcover - 320 pages
(October 30, 2001)
 

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From Publishers Weekly
In his previous book, Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace, constitutional scholar and former Industry Standard columnist Lessig offered a wary assessment of both the burgeoning architecture of the Internet and the work of those seeking to control its growth. In this sprawling follow-up, Lessig takes... Read more
 

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The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal
by M. Mitchell Waldrop
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4.4 out of 5 stars
 

Viking Press
Hardcover - 528 pages
(August 23, 2001)
 

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 $18.76
 

Amazon.com
While it's true that no one person's vision encompassed all of what we now consider personal computing, we can't help but focus on individual effort as we try to understand how we got here. Science writer M. Mitchell Waldrop carefully balances this hero culture with a historian's mania for... Read more
 

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Next: The Future Just Happened
by Michael Lewis
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3.9 out of 5 stars
 

W.W. Norton & Company
Hardcover - 192 pages
(July 31, 2001)
 

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Amazon.com
If you've ever had the sneaking (and perhaps depressing) suspicion that the Internet is radically changing the world as you know it, buck up. No wait, buckle up--it is. While some people celebrate this and others bemoan it, Michael Lewis has been busy investigating the reasons for this rapid change.... Read more
 

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The Hacker Ethic
by Pekka Himanen, et al
Avg. Customer Review:
3.9 out of 5 stars
 

Random House
Hardcover - 288 pages
(January 30, 2001)
 

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Book Description
Nearly a century ago, Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism articulated the animating spirit of the industrial age, the Protestant ethic. Now, Pekka Hinamen — together with Linus Torvalds and Manuel Castells — articulates how hackers* represent a new, opposing... Read more
 

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The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer
by Doron Swade, Charles Babbage
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5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Viking Press
Hardcover - 352 pages
1 Amer Ed edition (September 10, 2001)
 

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Amazon.com
What a difference a century makes. Doron Swade, technology historian and assistant director of London's Science Museum, investigates the troubles that plagued 19th-century knowledge engineers in The Difference Engine: Charles Babbage and the Quest to Build the First Computer.

The author is in a... Read more
 


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World War 3.0 : Microsoft and Its Enemies
by Ken Auletta
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4.5 out of 5 stars
 

Random House
Hardcover - 436 pages
1 Ed edition (January 9, 2001)
 

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 $6.98
 $34.93
 

From the Author
"The Microsoft case is the most important legal dispute of this century or the last. Ken Auletta has done something extraordinary in making its significance sing. His book is a perfect integration of the legal and the business drama at the heart of the case. His insights are relevant not just to... Read more
 

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Dot Calm : The Search for Sanity in a Wired World
by Debra A. Dinnocenzo, Richard B. Swegan
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5.0 out of 5 stars
 

Berrett-Koehler
Paperback - 150 pages
(June 2001)
 

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 $10.76
 

Book Description
The speed at which information is created and bombards us is triggering a pervasive sense of information overload, while the proliferation of technology tools—designed to keep us informed, connected and accessible—is generating a growing sense of access overload. This threatens the sense of balance... Read more
 

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ARCADE FEVER The Fan's Guide to The Golden Age of Video Games
by John Sellers
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4.3 out of 5 stars
 

Running Pr
Paperback - 160 pages
(August 2001)
 

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 $13.64
 

Entertainment Weekly, August 17, 2001
--[T]his illustrated history of the arcade's glory days will push any game geek's thrust button...
 

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