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Close To The Machine

Author : Ellen Ullman
ISBN : 9781250024589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With a New Introduction by Jaron Lanier A Salon Best Book of the Year In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool---a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond the grasp of most users. With intimate and unflinching detail, software engineer Ellen Ullman examines the strange ecstasy of being at the forefront of the predominantly male technological revolution, and the difficulty of translating the inherent messiness of human life into artful and efficient code. Close to the Machine is an elegant and revelatory mediation on the dawn of the digital era.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Ghost In The Machine

Author : Mary Woodbury
ISBN : 1550502271
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Tyler Graham lives in the beautiful Kootenay Valley. One summer night, he follows a strange blinking lights in his back yard to the battered Volkswagen his Uncle Scott died in four years ago. A pale guy Ty's never seen before sits in the driver's seat. "fix it!" he tells Tyler. How's a fifteen-year-old with no mechanical experience supposed to fix a wrecked old car?
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Machine That Changed The World

Author : James P. Womack
ISBN : 9781847375964
Genre : Business & Economics
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When James Womack, Daniel Jones, and Daniel Roos wrote THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD in 1990, Japanese automakers, and Toyota in particular, were making a strong showing by applying the principles of lean production. However, the full power of lean principles was unproven, and they had not been applied outside of the auto industry. Today, the power of lean production has been conclusively proved by Toyota's unparalleled success, and the concepts have been widely applied in many industries. Based on MIT's pioneering global study of industrial competition, THE MACHINE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD offers a groundbreaking analysis of the entire lean business system, including product development, supplier management, sales, service, and production - an analysis even more relevant today as GM and Ford struggle to survive and a wide range of British abd American companies embrace lean production. A new Foreword by the authors brings the story up to date and details how their predictions were right. As a result, this reissue of a classic is as insightful and instructive today as when it was first published.
Category: Business & Economics

Congregates Of The Machines Disconnected Diasporas

Author : Roosevelt Obed Arias Ramirez
ISBN : 9781387582426
Genre : Fiction
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After World War 3; Earth as we comprehend it has changed. New rules are set up to contain the masses and a new breed has risen from the ashes left by our own destructive nature. Humanity must now face their newest threat; a magician. How will Juan be able to convince the world that he is not a threat to the population when he is forced to face insurmountable military forces, the might of their armada and propaganda machines? How will he be able to portray his good nature when the world around him screams for his defeat? And how will the world be able to overcome the differences that separate the classes? The ongoing gang war and the rampant police brutality that forces the working class to bow down to the Altums might?
Category: Fiction

Close To The Knives

Author : David Wojnarowicz
ISBN : 9781480489615
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The “fierce, erotic, haunting, truthful” memoirs of an extraordinary artist, activist, and iconoclast who lit up late-twentieth-century New York (Dennis Cooper). David Wojnarowicz’s brief but eventful life was not easy. From a suburban adolescence marked by neglect, drugs, prostitution, and abuse to a squalid life on the streets of New York City, to fame—and infamy—as an activist and controversial visual artist whose work was lambasted in the halls of Congress, all before his early death from AIDS at age thirty-seven, Wojnarowicz seemed to be at war with a homophobic “establishment” and the world itself. Yet what emerged from the darkness was a truly extraordinary artist and human being—an angry young man of remarkable poetic sensibilities who was inordinately sympathetic to those who, like him, lived and struggled outside society’s boundaries. Close to the Knives is his searing yet strangely beautiful account told in a collection of powerful essays. An author whom reviewers have compared to Kerouac and Genet, David Wojnarowicz mesmerizes, horrifies, and delights in equal measure with his unabashed honesty. At once savage and funny, poignant and sexy, compassionate and unforgiving, his words and stories cut like knives, leaving indelible marks on all who read them.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : J. Paulo Davim
ISBN : 9781848002135
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Machining is one of the most important manufacturing processes. Parts manufactured by other processes often require further operations before the product is ready for application. “Machining: Fundamentals and Recent Advances” is divided into two parts. Part I explains the fundamentals of machining, with special emphasis on three important aspects: mechanics of machining, tools, and work-piece integrity. Part II is dedicated to recent advances in machining, including: machining of hard materials, machining of metal matrix composites, drilling polymeric matrix composites, ecological machining (minimal quantity of lubrication), high-speed machining (sculptured surfaces), grinding technology and new grinding wheels, micro- and nano-machining, non-traditional machining processes, and intelligent machining (computational methods and optimization). Advanced students, researchers and professionals interested or involved in modern manufacturing engineering will find the book a useful reference.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Machine Dreams

Author : Philip Mirowski
ISBN : 0521775264
Genre : Business & Economics
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Machine Dreams recounts how the computer has transformed the content of American economics.
Category: Business & Economics

Managing Computer Numerical Control Operations

Author : Mike Lynch
ISBN : 9780872634664
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Provides the ideas, guidelines and techniques you need to capture the full potential of your CNC equipment. Nearly every aspect of CNC operations is addressed and the book is organized so you can use it as a step-by-step guide to efficient CNC utilization or as a shop floor reference for continuous improvement. Hundreds of specific utilization-boosting techniques are detailed.
Category: Technology & Engineering