aMagisterial. . . . Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and todayas computing world.aaSalon Hailed as athe most influential book so far on the cloud computing movementa (Christian Science Monitor), The Big Switch makes a simple and profound statement: Computing is turning into a utility, and the effects of this transition will ultimately change society as completely as the advent of cheap electricity did. In a new chapter for this edition that brings the story up-to-date, Nicholas Carr revisits the dramatic new world being conjured from the circuits of the aWorld Wide Computer.aSo if youa#39;re a beleaguered publisher, losing readers and money and facing Wall Streeta#39;s wrath, what are you going do as you shift your ... Digital video recorders like TiVo and pay-per-view cable services are unbundling television, separating the program from the network and its schedule. Video sites like YouTube go even further, letting viewers watch brief clips rather than sitting through entire shows.
|Title||:||The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2009-01-19|