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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


Author : Stewart Foster
ISBN : 9781481487443
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 70.37 MB
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Wonder meets Mark Haddon in the poignant and uplifting debut novel about superheroes, super-nurses, and the beauty you can find in hope. Eleven-year-old Joe has never had a life outside of the hospital, with its beeping machines and view of London’s rooftops. His condition means he’s not allowed outside, not even for a moment, and his few visitors risk bringing life-threatening germs inside his bubble. Then a new nurse offers Joe the possibility of going outside. But Joe doesn’t know if the nurse is serious—or whether he could survive the adventure. Bubble is the touching story of how Joe spends his days, copes with his loneliness and frustration, and looks—with superhero-style bravery, curiosity, and hope—to a future without limits.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

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

The Monster In The Bubble

Author : Andi Green
ISBN : 0979286026
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 48.14 MB
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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

The Villages Florida Book

Author : Ryan Erisman
ISBN : 0615525555
Genre : Florida
File Size : 39.65 MB
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Join thousands of current and future "Villagers" who have learned from The Villages Florida Book.If you have big dreams of one day retiring to The Villages, but you just don't know where to start gathering the best information - you are not alone. The Villages Florida Book is designed to help you separate the fact from fiction about America's most popular retirement community, and begin your new life in The Villages with confidence.The Villages is one of the most popular Central Florida retirement communities. Ask anyone who lives there and they'll probably tell you there were things they wish they'd known more about before buying in The Villages. The Villages is a great place to live. But there are several important things that you need to know.The book's author, Ryan Erisman, runs the popular website and is the editor of The Villages Monthly, the only unbiased monthly newsletter published today about The Villages. The founder of For Boomers Media, he is also a contributing writer to several publications focused on retirement community living including 2nd Home Journal, Boomers On The Move, and others. Ryan's books have been featured in publications such as Where to Retire Magazine, Florida Home Builder, Florida Realtor Magazine, Top Retirements, and more.The Villages Florida Book was written to help people like you because there was no other complete resource on this popular retirement community. This is the most comprehensive book of its kind about The Villages available anywhere.
Category: Florida

Life Inside The Bubble

Author : Dan Bongino
ISBN : 1938067363
Genre : Political Science
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A former twelve-year Secret Service agent and Maryland political candidate reveals how his experiences inside the White House as an agent protecting the president convinced him to resign and run for the United States Senate.
Category: Political Science

Beyond The Bubble

Author : Michael C. Thomsett
ISBN : 0814430112
Genre : Business & Economics
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This work avoids the shrill tone and panic-inducing predictions popular in other books about the slowing housing market. It puts the current "housing bubble" in the historical context of other bubble and analyzes how this one is likely to play out - and how readers can leverage almost any market eventuality into a high return. Thomsett is the author of many successful real estate and personal finance/investing books - a perfect combination of expertise for a book like this.
Category: Business & Economics

The Boy In The Bubble

Author : Zetta Elliott
ISBN : 1497444780
Genre : Fiction
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A mysterious boy from another planet chooses an unusual girl as his guide on Earth. Both children lead solitary lives: the girl lives under a rock and lives on a diet of dreams; the boy, encased in a bubble, is unable to touch--or be touched by-- anything around him. As their friendship develops, however, the mysterious boy and the unusual girl begin to recognize the limits of their sheltered lives. The two children quarrel, but ultimately they find a way to shatter the bubble that separates them from one another and the world.
Category: Fiction

Inside The Bubble

Author : Noga Niv
ISBN : 1941758045
Genre : Fiction
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Niv's Inside the Bubble examines the lives of five Israeli women living in San Francisco and the struggles they face raising their families and understanding their identities all while situated in the wild epicenter of technological innovation.
Category: Fiction

When The Bubble Bursts

Author : Hilliard MacBeth
ISBN : 9781459729810
Genre : Business & Economics
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Hilliard MacBeth argues that investors should stop thinking about real estate as a safe investment, warning that it is only a matter of time before Canada faces a housing crisis on the scale of that of the U.S. He guides investors towards safer and more lucrative investments in order to protect their assets and ensure a comfortable retirement.
Category: Business & Economics