The descriptions seem to wander far beyond his main point and add little to the book.
The cloud computing is a step closer to post-industrial society in the sense that the client (user) will buy more servers from a manufacturer, but buy a service.
Just like how electrification changed the way we socially interact, utility computing has the power to do the same.
This book examines the pros and cons of advances in technology and draws parallels that one might not otherwise make. Very thought provoking.Published 11 days ago by Christine A Tinagero
The parallels between electricity in the late 19th century and the internet in the late 20th are amazing.Published 1 month ago by Gregory M. Sparzo
This book is a great read for anyone trying to stay on top of large paradigm shifts in the IT market. Very insightful and a good read.Published 2 months ago by Scott M Hebert
Very interesting book, full of infos with a historical perspective, It is well written though at times it gets lengthy a bit, but remains interesting and catchy.Published 6 months ago by ghassan HALABY
I'm glad I read it. I learned a lot about a subject I don't know much about. Some things you can't "unknow" - such as Google listens to us all. Read morePublished 8 months ago by coppertopnurse
The way we use computers has changed forever.
Once, everything you needed for your computer was contained in the plastic or metal casing. You bought software in a box. Read more
I thought the big Switch was exciting. It predicts the future of computer technology. The next generation of technology
since the "medilum is the message. Read more
It's a very well written book. It lays out an arch of technological change through this century in a very compelling manor. It's well worth the money. I enjoyed it.Published 13 months ago by Lluis Gorgoy
In the first few chapters, Carr, takes you along on ride through the dawn of electricity and into the computer age; drawing some very insightful parallels along the way. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bahamas Dan