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Guidebook to Social Computing By W. Alvin Chai
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Guidebook to Social Computing
Socio-economic Impact of Social Computing By Scott Rancourt
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This report presents the major outcomes of a validation and policy options workshop on social computing, held at IPTS in Seville, on 26-27 February 2008. It points to a number of relevant issues... More > (including methodological and conceptual ones) that need to be taken into account in a study of the socio-economic impacts of social computing. It argues that there is little room for direct policy interventions in social computing but that framework conditions and impacts at sector-level (e.g. education, government) need to be considered. The report also discusses the future of social computing and the opportunities it offers Europe.< Less
The Cosmic Computer By H. Beam Piper
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During the System States' War, Poictesme was the general HQ and supply depot for the final thrust at the enemy. When the war ended, the buildings, the munitions, the freeze-dried food supplies, were... More > all abandoned without a thought. Now the colony world is a poverty-stricken agricultural society with only two exports: the fermented products of their world's unique grapes, and the salvaged war equipment, now selling at about 1% of its true value. And, persisting over the decades, is the legend of MERLIN, the super-computer said to have planned the grand strategy which successfully concluded the war. "If we could only find Merlin," the inhabitants said to each other, "all our problems would be solved." Then young Conn Maxwell returned from Earth, with a university degree, and a few clues about the location and the true nature of Merlin. And the sure knowledge that finding the Cosmic Computer would be the worst thing that could possibly happen to his home world.< Less
The Cosmic Computer By H. Beam Piper
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Conn Maxwell returns from Terra to his poverty-stricken home planet of Poictesme, “The Junkyard Planet”, with news of the possible location of Merlin, a military super-computer rumored to... More > have been abandoned there after the last war. The inhabitants hope to find Merlin, which they think will be their ticket to wealth and prosperity. But is Merlin real, or just an old rumor? And if they find it will it save them, or tear them apart?< Less
Computer and Company By Faten khalfallah Hammouda
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The computer science is created in 1962 to design the technical of automatic treat of information due to a machine named computer. The word « computer science » : It is composed of two... More > words computer and science. The French academy gives the following definition in 1967 : “Science of rational treatment, notably with the help of automatic machines, of the information, considered as the knowledge support in the scientific economic and social domains. ". Computer science = computer + Science< Less
Computer and Company By Faten khalfallah Hammouda
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The computer science is created in 1962 to design the technical of automatic treat of information due to a machine named computer. The word « computer science » : It is composed of two... More > words computer and science. The French academy gives the following definition in 1967 : “Science of rational treatment, notably with the help of automatic machines, of the information, considered as the knowledge support in the scientific economic and social domains. ". Computer science = computer + Science< Less
Records Management Issues in Corporate Social Media & Cloud Computing By Robert F. Smallwood, E-Records Institute
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This comprehensive new guide is a critical resource for all records, compliance, and social media managers. Executives will find it informative and clear. It provides valuable insights on records... More > management challenges and considerations for social media and cloud computing, drawing from dozens of very current sources. You'll not only get a snapshot of industry trends, and projections for this year, but also specific, actionable Best Practices and planning recommendations. This Management Guide is the most thorough and current text on managing records for social media and in the cloud.< Less
Cloud Computing for Nonprofits By Patrick Callihan
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This book puts into plain English what cloud computing is and how it benefits nonprofit organizations. For the first time charities can use the same applications that Fortune 500 companies use to run... More > their business, for a fraction of the cost. Learn about the benefits of cloud computing and how to get started leveraging it for your organization.< Less
Reframing Space for Ubiquitous Computing By Chris Marmo
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Ubiquitous Computing is a project within human-computer interaction that aims to embed computers into everyday spaces. As computing has moved away from desktop paradigms and is increasingly designed... More > to operate ‘in the world’, the practice of ubiquitous computing has become heavily concerned with issues around space and place; particularly, with how technology fits in the relationship between people, space, and the understandings that bind them. Given the wider range of social and cultural contexts computational devices find themselves in, understanding the existing relationships between humans and their environments has become increasingly important to designers of technology. This in my PhD thesis dealing with these issues, in the context of an Australian National Park.< Less
Reframing Space for Ubiquitous Computing By Chris Marmo
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Ubiquitous Computing is a project within human-computer interaction that aims to embed computers into everyday spaces. As computing has moved away from desktop paradigms and is increasingly designed... More > to operate ‘in the world’, the practice of ubiquitous computing has become heavily concerned with issues around space and place; particularly, with how technology fits in the relationship between people, space, and the understandings that bind them. Given the wider range of social and cultural contexts computational devices find themselves in, understanding the existing relationships between humans and their environments has become increasingly important to designers of technology. This in my PhD thesis dealing with these issues, in the context of an Australian National Park.< Less