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Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Nayan B. Ruparelia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262529099
eISBN:
9780262334129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529099.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

Most of the information available on cloud computing is either highly technical, with details that are irrelevant to non-technologists, or pure marketing hype, in which the cloud is simply used as a ... More

Divining a Digital FutureMess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015554
eISBN:
9780262295345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

Ubiquitous computing (or ubicomp) is the label for a “third wave” of computing technologies. Following the eras of the mainframe computer and the desktop PC, it is characterized by small and powerful ... More

The Golden TicketP, NP, and the Search for the Impossible

The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible

Lance Fortnow

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175782
eISBN:
9781400846610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175782.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

The P versus NP problem is the most important open problem in computer science, if not all of mathematics. Simply stated, it asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly checked by ... More

Natural ComplexityA Modeling Handbook

Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Paul Charbonneau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176840
eISBN:
9781400885497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This book provides a short, hands-on introduction to the science of complexity using simple computational models of natural complex systems—with models and exercises drawn from physics, chemistry, ... More

A Prehistory of the Cloud

A Prehistory of the Cloud

Tung-Hui Hu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029513
eISBN:
9780262330091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029513.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This book tells two closely-related stories: first, how the digital cloud grew out of much older networks, such as television, the railroad, and the sewer system; and second, how the cloud grafts ... More

Regulating the CloudPolicy for Computing Infrastructure

Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure

Christopher S. Yoo and Jean-Francois Blanchette (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029407
eISBN:
9780262331166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029407.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

Cloud computing has emerged as one of the most salient recent developments in information technology. Predictions about its future run the gamut, with some believing that it represents a fundamental ... More

What Algorithms WantImagination in the Age of Computing

What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing

Ed Finn

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035927
eISBN:
9780262338837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035927.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

This book explores the cultural figure of the algorithm as it operates through contemporary digital culture. Drawing on sources that range from Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash to Diderot’s Encyclopédie, ... More

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