Leveling the Playing Field: The Democratization of Technology

Leveling the Playing Field: The Democratization of Technology

by Rod Scher


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442239265
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Rod Scher received his M.Ed from the University of Oregon. A longtime boating enthusiast, writer, and former English teacher, he is an editor for Smart Computing Magazine. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Foundations: Fire and Stone 1

Chapter 2 Let's Talk: Language and Writing 24

Chapter 3 A Communication Revolution: Books and Printing 48

Chapter 4 Goin' Mobile: The Automobile 78

Chapter 5 Drones: Robots in the Skies 95

Chapter 6 Enhancing Your Brain: Computers and the Internet 115

Chapter 7 Finding Your Way: GPS 148

Chapter 8 A Revolution in a Box: 3D Printing 174

Chapter 9 Don't Call Me, I'll Call You: Tire Rise of the Smartphone 197

Chapter 10 We're Following You: Social Media 220

Chapter 11 Everything Is Connected: The Internet of Things. 242

Chapter 12 Everyone Is Watching You: The Death of Privacy 259

Afterword: The Death of Ötzi 286

Bibliography 290

Index 318

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