The big switch : rewiring the world, from Edison to Google
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New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.
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Central Adult Nonfiction
303.4834 CARR
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303.4834 CARR
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Jul 2, 2018
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A hundred years ago, companies stopped producing their own power with steam engines and generators and plugged into the newly built electric grid. The cheap power pumped out by electric utilities not only changed how businesses operated but also brought the modern world into existence. Today a similar revolution is under way. Companies are dismantling their private computer systems and tapping into rich services delivered over the Internet. This time it’s computing that’s turning into a utility. The shift is already remaking the computer industry, bringing new competitors like Google to the fore and threatening traditional stalwarts like Microsoft and Dell. But the effects will reach much further. Cheap computing will ultimately change society as profoundly as cheap electricity did. In this lucid and compelling book, Nicholas Carr weaves together history, economics, and technology to explain why computing is changing—and what it means for all of us.
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Book
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vii, 278 pages ; 24.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393062281 (hardcover), 0393062287 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Carr, N. G. (2008). The big switch: rewiring the world, from Edison to Google. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Carr, Nicholas G., 1959-. 2008. The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Carr, Nicholas G., 1959-, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.

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Carr, Nicholas G. The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, From Edison to Google. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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