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    • Coders

    • The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers, in a book that interrogates who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. They are the most quietly influential people on the planet, and Coders shines a light on their culture. 

    • The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 03-26-19
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    Regular price: $31.50

    • Smarter Than You Think

    • How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better
    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In Smarter Than You Think, Thompson documents how every technological innovation - from the printing press to the telegraph - has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But as in the past, we adapt, learning to use the new and retaining what’s good of the old.

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    • Title should be Getting Smarter Through Technology

    • By A. Yoshida on 03-10-17

    Regular price: $29.99

    • How Data Won The West

    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
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    The idea of visualizing data is old: After all, that’s what a map is - a representation of geographic information - and we’ve had maps for about 8,000 years. But it was rare to graph anything other than geography. Only a few examples exist: Around the 11th century, a now-anonymous scribe created a chart of how the planets moved through the sky. By the 18th century, scientists were warming to the idea of arranging knowledge visually.

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    • Rage Against the Machines

    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 16 mins
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    What a 19th-century rebellion against automation can teach us about the coming war over robots taking our jobs.

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    • Coders

    • Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing the World
    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
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    Clive Thompson’s Coders is a delightful place to begin to understand this vocation, which is both a profession and a way of life and which essentially didn’t exist little more than a generation ago, but now is considered just about the only safe bet we can make about what the future holds. Thompson takes us close to some of the great coders of our time and unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first great coders, who were women.

    • Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing the World
    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Rene Ruiz
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 04-04-19
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    Regular price: $14.18

    • Smarter Than You Think

    • How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better
    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think. In this groundbreaking book, Wired writer Clive Thompson argues that the internet is boosting our brainpower, encouraging new ways of thinking, and making us more not less intelligent as is so often claimed. Our lives have been changed utterly and irrevocably by the rise of the internet and it is only now that we can begin to analyse this extraordinary phenomenon.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • The Whole World in Your Hands

    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Are high-tech maps ruining our sense of direction—or giving us a new awareness of where we are?

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    • The Illusion of Reality

    • By: Clive Thompson
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 14 mins
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    The shocking power of virtual reality was all the buzz once before—about 150 years ago.

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