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Electronic Dreams

Author : Tom Lean
ISBN : 9781472918352
Genre : Science
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How did computers invade the homes and cultural life of 1980s Britain? Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? How about the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, or Commodore 64? Did you marvel at the immense galaxies of Elite, master digital kung-fu in Way of the Exploding Fist or lose yourself in the surreal caverns of Manic Miner? For anyone who was a kid in the 1980s, these iconic computer brands are the stuff of legend. In Electronic Dreams, Tom Lean tells the story of how computers invaded British homes for the first time, as people set aside their worries of electronic brains and Big Brother and embraced the wonder-technology of the 1980s. This book charts the history of the rise and fall of the home computer, the family of futuristic and quirky machines that took computing from the realm of science and science fiction to being a user-friendly domestic technology. It is a tale of unexpected consequences, when the machines that parents bought to help their kids with homework ended up giving birth to the video games industry, and of unrealised ambitions, like the ahead-of-its-time Prestel network that first put the British home online but failed to change the world. Ultimately, it's the story of the people who made the boom happen, the inventors and entrepreneurs like Clive Sinclair and Alan Sugar seeking new markets, bedroom programmers and computer hackers, and the millions of everyday folk who bought in to the electronic dream and let the computer into their lives.

Electric Dreams

Author : Ted Friedman
ISBN : 9780814727393
Genre : Computers
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Electric Dreams turns to the past to trace the cultural history of computers. Ted Friedman charts the struggles to define the meanings of these powerful machines over more than a century, from the failure of Charles Babbage’s “difference engine” in the nineteenth century to contemporary struggles over file swapping, open source software, and the future of online journalism. To reveal the hopes and fears inspired by computers, Electric Dreams examines a wide range of texts, including films, advertisements, novels, magazines, computer games, blogs, and even operating systems. Electric Dreams argues that the debates over computers are critically important because they are how Americans talk about the future. In a society that in so many ways has given up on imagining anything better than multinational capitalism, cyberculture offers room to dream of different kinds of tomorrow.

Who Dares Wins

Author : Dominic Sandbrook
ISBN : 9780141975276
Genre : History
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The acclaimed historian of modern Britain, Dominic Sandbrook, tells the story of the early 1980s: the most dramatic, colourful and controversial years in our recent history. Margaret Thatcher had come to power in 1979 with a daring plan to reverse Britain's decline into shabbiness and chaos. But as factories closed their doors, dole queues lengthened and the inner cities exploded in flames, would her radical medicine rescue the Sick Man of Europe - or kill it off? Vivid, surprising and gloriously entertaining, Dominic Sandbrook's new book recreates the decisive turning point in Britain's recent story. For some people this was an age of unparalleled opportunity, the heyday of computers and credit cards, snooker, Sloane Rangers and Spandau Ballet. Yet for others it was an era of shocking bitterness, as industries collapsed, working-class communities buckled and the Labour Party tore itself apart. And when Argentine forces seized the Falkland Islands, it seemed the final humiliation for a wounded, unhappy country, its fortunes now standing on a knife-edge. Here are the early 1980s in all their gaudy glory. This is the story of Tony Benn, Ian Botham and Princess Diana; Joy Division, Chariots of Fire, the Austin Metro and Juliet Bravo; wine bars, Cruise missiles, the ZX Spectrum and the battle for the Falklands. And towering above them all, the most divisive Prime Minister of modern times - the Iron Lady.

E Dreams

Author : Ian Hunter
ISBN : 9781612047263
Genre : Fiction
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Adult readers, especially those who have read Ian Hunter's first book 'e-Love', about sex and relationships in the electronic age, will recognise the next stage of a man's sexual journey in this erotically charged volume. eDreams, the second book in the series trilogy, re-introduces John, who embarks upon his second of three unique cyber-adventures while seeking a greater understanding of himself.The first book left John hungry for another cyber relationship. This time around, when John reviews the Yahoo Personals intending to place another advertisement, he spots a potential kindred spirit in Nathalie, who possesses 'motherly' strength. Though childless, this married woman admits to a great capacity for love, while introducing John not only to the extremes of eroticism, but also ensnares him in the Web of pornography.With Nathalie's encouragement, John embarks upon new writing adventures. The scenes he conjures are enticing to her, yet almost deranging to him. Ultimately, he bombards her with ideas he never knew were inside him, including vampirism, conquest, and bestiality. Theirs seems a meeting of minds and bodily ambitions. e-Dreams reaches the highest levels of the e-erotic scale.

Electric Dreams

Author : David Redhead
ISBN : UOM:39015058245013
Genre : Household electronics
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Electric Dreams charts the seismic shifts that have transformed the monochrome product world of 1980s consumer electronics into a 21st-century landscape full of shape, colour and variety. It considers the economic and technological imperatives which brought design to the heart of electronic innovation and marketing culture. David Redhead focuses on key companies such as Apple, Nokia and Palm and examines how designers such as Jonathan Ive, Frank Nuovo and IDEO have given form to the innovative technologies that surround us. Based on interviews with designers and commentators and illustrated with a wealth of cutting-edge products, Electric Dreams is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary design, technology and fashion.

Dreams Of Germany

Author : Neil Gregor
ISBN : 9781789200331
Genre : Music
File Size : 79. 18 MB
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For many centuries, Germany has enjoyed a reputation as the ‘land of music’. But just how was this reputation established and transformed over time, and to what extent was it produced within or outside of Germany? Through case studies that range from Bruckner to the Beatles and from symphonies to dance-club music, this volume looks at how German musicians and their audiences responded to the most significant developments of the twentieth century, including mass media, technological advances, fascism, and war on an unprecedented scale.

The Psychology Of Workplace Technology

Author : Michael D. Coovert
ISBN : 9781135007676
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 62. 72 MB
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Recent advances in technology have dramatically altered the manner in which organizations function, transforming the way people think about and perform their work. The implications of these trends continue to evolve as emerging innovations adapt to and are adapted by organizations, workers, and other components of the socio-technical systems in which they are embedded. A rigorous consideration of these implications is needed to understand, manage, and drive the reciprocal interplay between technology and the workplace. This edited volume brings together top scholars within and outside of the field of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology to explore the psychological and organizational effects of contemporary workplace technologies. A special section is included at the end of the book by four experts in the field entitled Reflections and Future Directions.

Inception And Philosophy

Author : Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
ISBN : 9780812697384
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 65. 23 MB
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You have to go deeper. Inception is more than just a nail-biting heist story, more than just one of the greatest movies of all time. The latest neuroscience and philosophy of mind tell us that shared dreams and the invasion of dreams may soon become reality. Inception and Philosophy: Ideas to Die For takes you through the labyrinth, onto the infinite staircase, exploring the movie’s hidden architecture, picking up its unexpected clues. How will Inception change your thinking? You can’t imagine. How will Inception and Philosophy change your life? You simply have no idea.

World Film Locations

Author : Chris Magee
ISBN : 9781841504834
Genre : Performing Arts
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Forty-five scenes from classic and contemporary films shot in Tokyo, accompanied by essays.

Electronic Industries

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ISBN : UIUC:30112018047172
Genre : Electronics
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