Ubiquitous computing--almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us--is rapidly becoming a reality. How will it change us? how can we shape its emergence?Smart buildings, smart furniture, smart clothing... even smart bathtubs. networked street signs and self-describing soda cans. Gestural interfaces like those seen in "Minority Report," The RFID tags now embedded in everything from credit cards to the family pet.All of these are facets of the ubiquitous computing author Adam Greenfield calls "everyware." In a series of brief, thoughtful meditations, Greenfield explains how everyware is already reshaping our lives, transforming our understanding of the cities we live in, the communities we belong to--and the way we see ourselves.What are people saying about the book?""Adam Greenfield is intense, engaged, intelligent and caring. I pay attention to him. I counsel you to do the same." "--HOWARD RHEINGOLD, AUTHOR, "SMART MOBS: THE NEXT SOCIAL REVOLUTION"""A gracefully written, fascinating, and deeply wise book on one of the most powerful ideas of the digital age--and the obstacles we must overcome before we can make ubiquitous computing a reality.""--STEVE SILBERMAN, EDITOR, "WIRED MAGAZINE" ""Adam is a visionary. he has true compassion and respect for ordinary users like me who are struggling to use and understand the new technology being thrust on us at overwhelming speed.""--REBECCA MACKINNON, BERKMAN CENTER FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY, HARVARD UNIVERSITY"Everyware" is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit's New Riders imprint in partnership with AIGA.
For leading corporations, talent is perhaps the only truly sustainable competitive advantage. In light of this, leading international corporations need to be staffed by the best possible executive talent from around the world. This talent revolution places a burden on business schools to offer highly focused learning, based on current and practical research. In addition, business schools face fierce competition in this sector, not least from the rapid growth in management education in India and South-East Asia. Thought Leadership Meets Business offers significant new insights into the factors that have led to the delivery of high-quality executive education at the top-ranking International Institute for Management Development (IMD). Drawing on the experience and wisdom gained by IMD President Peter Lorange over a distinguished career of more than twenty years, this book offers a powerful model for business school success.
The new online investor the revolution continues 2nd edition Peter Temple More and more, clued-up private investors are realising that using the web to research, trade and track their investments gives them a money-making edge. Written by an experienced financial journalist and acknowledged expert on the subject, this book assembles all the key information, including essential web addresses, that online investors need to make the most of their money. Detailed case studies show how investors can collect a wealth of free information from company web sites, online newspaper archives, bulletin boards and other net resources. Building on the success of The Online Investor, first published in 1997, The New Online Investor contains new chapters and a wealth of wholly new and radically updated material. Detailed comparative assessments of the best and worst company web sites, information on bonds and economics related sites, facts and figures on the latest developments in buying and selling shares online and much more besides are included in the book. "An invaluable guide for any investor keen to get to grips with the internet; a valuable work of reference for those who already have." Simon London-Personal Finance Editor, Financial Times "Analyst's subscribers were among the first to benefit form Peter Temple's knowledge of the online investing scene, and this excellent book should now enable his views to reach a much wider readership." Jeremy Utton - Editor and Founder, Analyst