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In The Bubble

Author : John Thackara
ISBN : 0262250373
Genre : Business & Economics
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We're filling up the world with technology and devices, but we've lost sight of an important question: What is this stuff for? What value does it add to our lives? So asks author John Thackara in his new book, In the Bubble: Designing for a Complex World. These are tough questions for the pushers of technology to answer. Our economic system is centered on technology, so it would be no small matter if "tech" ceased to be an end-in-itself in our daily lives. Technology is not going to go away, but the time to discuss the end it will serve is before we deploy it, not after. We need to ask what purpose will be served by the broadband communications, smart materials, wearable computing, and connected appliances that we're unleashing upon the world. We need to ask what impact all this stuff will have on our daily lives. Who will look after it, and how?In the Bubble is about a world based less on stuff and more on people. Thackara describes a transformation that is taking place now -- not in a remote science fiction future; it's not about, as he puts it, "the schlock of the new" but about radical innovation already emerging in daily life. We are regaining respect for what people can do that technology can't. In the Bubble describes services designed to help people carry out daily activities in new ways. Many of these services involve technology -- ranging from body implants to wide-bodied jets. But objects and systems play a supporting role in a people-centered world. The design focus is on services, not things. And new principles -- above all, lightness -- inform the way these services are designed and used. At the heart of In the Bubble is a belief, informed by a wealth of real-world examples, that ethics and responsibility can inform design decisions without impeding social and technical innovation.
Category: Business & Economics

The Boom And The Bubble

Author : Robert Brenner
ISBN : 1859844839
Genre : Business & Economics
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Brenner demonstrates that the new economy was always a fragile phenomenon.
Category: Business & Economics

Seeking The Bubble

Author : Albert Arvay
ISBN : 9781434333902
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 63.65 MB
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Laguna Beach

Author : Kathy Passero
ISBN : 9781439103821
Genre : Fiction
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Welcome to Paradise. Otherwise known as Laguna Beach. You've seen the backstabbing, betrayal, and small-town gossip set against the wealthy beachside paradise that is Laguna Beach, California. You've seen hook-ups, break-ups, screw-ups and make-ups -- and all just during two years of school. Now find out what life was like for the stars of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County before the hit MTV series. Think you know Kristin, Talan, Stephen, Taylor, LC, and their friends? Think again. You'll find out: • How and when Stephen and LC hooked up and the "drama" that followed • How Stephen and Kristin started dating • Why Trey got interested in activism and politics • How Lo learns that it's better to go to a party in Laguna Beach than to give one • Talan's life as a pre-teen football star • Taylor and Alex M.'s early fights over boys • What their lives were like growing up • What they all thought of each other when they first met, how their friendships formed, and more Packed with tons of exclusive material from embarrassing baby photos to first-kiss stories, here is everything you ever wanted to know about Laguna Beach's teen royalty.
Category: Fiction

The Monster In The Bubble

Author : Andi Green
ISBN : 0979286026
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Squeek, The Monster of Innocence is afraid to try new things. He hides in his cozy bubble dreaming of all he could do if he just stepped outside. But what happens if Squeek's Bubble takes the step for him? Join Squeek through his whimsical adventures in The Monster In The Bubble.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Why The Bubble Burst

Author : Lawrance Lee Evans
ISBN : 1781957266
Genre : Business & Economics
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Providing a comprehensive look at the most dramatic run-up in equity values in US history, this volume takes the reader from theory to empirics, illustrating why we need to go beyond the efficient markets hypothesis and the theory of domestic irrational exuberance to fully unpack the unprecedented phenomenon, why the market was destined for a major decline and why the fallout will be severe and protracted.
Category: Business & Economics

Was There A Bubble In The 1929 Stock Market

Author : Peter Rappoport
ISBN : IND:30000113456663
Genre : Brokers' loans
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Standard tests find that no bubbles are present in the stock price data for the last one hundred years. In contrast., historical accounts, focusing on briefer periods, point to the stock market of 1928-1929 as a classic example of a bubble. While previous studies have restricted their attention to the joint behavior of stock prices and dividends over the course of a century, this paper uses the behavior of the premia demanded on loans collateralized by the purchase of stocks to evaluate the claim that the boom and crash of 1929 represented a bubble. We develop a model that permits us to extract an estimate of the path of the bubble and its probability of bursting in any period and demonstrate that the premium behaves as would be expected in the presence of a bubble in stock prices. We also find that our estimate of the bubble's path has explanatory power when added to the standard cointegrating regressions of stock prices and dividends, in spite of the fact that our stock price and dividend series are cointegrated.
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Hold The Bubble And Squeak

Author : Randy Rigler
ISBN : 0595600301
Genre : Travel
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Anticipating the end of the family vacation era, we packed up Rick Steves style and traveled to Great Britain. There we encountered the Full English Breakfast, lots of castles, churches, and shrines. We were never in any danger except while on the small roads in Wales. Nothing was lost, aside from our appetite for eggs. No one fell ill, but we neared starvation on our first day as we tried to understand the British restaurant business hours. Join us as we 'Mind the Gap' on the Tube and visit Scotland without eating haggis.
Category: Travel


Author : Sharon Velez
ISBN : 9781467040648
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Bubbles looks different from all of the other fish in his school. He doesn't think that there is anything special about him. But, after a short journey and help from some new friends Bubbles realizes that he is special after all!Bubbles' school encounters a swarm of hungry sharks and with Bubbles' quick thinking and courageous actions everyone will learn just how special he is too!Find out more about Bubbles and his journey and you just may learn what's special about you!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Bubble Dream

Author : Ann Shee
ISBN : 9789671501337
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"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, to give you a future and a hope." "Life is just like a bubble. It bursts or grows? I don't know so let's ask God!" - from the author. -A Drama A revised version of the originally casual work of the bubble dream. It derives from The pre-stage of All Time Summer's Collection. A moment where your imagination and facts came together. The title is named because of the similarity we all share.When you dream about bubbles at night, it might be interpreted as a wish of unrealistic thing. To the author, she never comes across this but she saw it. It might be just a childhood ambition. It was remembered about the bathroom time. Bubbles appeared while you brushed your teeth. During that moment, you just stared at it. It was beautiful to see it flutter. Just that, it never lasts. This is a metaphor she is trying to ask; `Is bubble meant to pop?' ​​​A fun fact to read this play. It would be more dimensional if this list of music is played while you read. 1. Taylor Swift - Never grow up 2 Taylor Swift - Should have said no 3 John Lennon - Sorry seems to be the hardest word 4 Taylor Swift - The lucky one 5 Taylor Swift - Teardrops on my guitar 6 Taylor Swift - Ours 7 Taylor Swift - I knew you were trouble 8 Taylor Swift - You belong with me 9 Taylor Swift - State of grace 10 Boys like girls featured Taylor Swift - Two is better than one 11 Taylor Swift and Gary Lightbody - The last time 12 Taylor Swift - The white horse 13 Taylor Swift - Tell me why 14 Taylor Swift - I almost do 15 Taylor Swift - All too well 16 Miley Cyrus - Butterfly fly away