Understanding the technology and business behind online search engines

In his book The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture, Wired magazine editor John Battelle has done an incredible job presenting the history, technology and business of online search engines.
The book is not a historical documentary about Google but its focus is on the rather [...]

Maximum insanity: how to survive a Klingon invasion!

If we are fortunate enough to survive the upcoming robot uprising, then chances are that we are going to meet our maker when Martians invade. Okay, so it may not be Martians but Aliens from another distant planet if such beings actually exist. And if you believe Travis Taylor and Bob Boan then there is [...]

Don’t have time to read but want to? Free audiobooks to the rescue.

Let’s face it. Many of use would like to read more but we simply don’t have the time. Take for example our morning and afternoon commute to work; I spend on average 2 hours driving in traffic (if you can call it driving) which is time I could invest in reading. So what can one [...]

Enter the Babylon System

Enter the Babylon System by Rodrigo Bascunan and Christian Pearce isn’t the easiest read, particularly for those not immersed in hip hop. It is, though, a passionate and illuminating discussion of the links (or lack thereof) between hip-hop music and gun culture. The two Canadian authors are disdainful of any analysis that blames gun violence [...]

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