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Telepresence in Training (Hardcover): Jean-Luc Rinaudo Telepresence in Training (Hardcover)
Jean-Luc Rinaudo
R2,973 Discovery Miles 29 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The different forms of telepresence in education, in distance learning, in student support, in the use of learning environments or even at the heart of robot systems, are developed in universities and higher education facilities specializing in professional training. They constitute opportunities to reform arguments and give rise to important questions: how should we think about the hierarchy of presence and absence in these techniques in order to make possible "the presence of the absent"? What is the effect on mediation processes? On the perception of the body and on identity? How does it transform collaborative work? Telepresence in Training brings together research that attempts to answer these questions by using studies and practical supports from higher education, with regards to teacher training and telepresence robots in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec.

Advances in Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems - 5th International Symposium, SIRS 2019, Trivandrum, India,... Advances in Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems - 5th International Symposium, SIRS 2019, Trivandrum, India, December 18-21, 2019, Revised Selected Papers (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
Sabu M. Thampi, Rajesh M. Hegde, Sri Krishnan, Jayanta Mukhopadhyay, Vipin Chaudhary, …
R2,399 Discovery Miles 23 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Advances in Signal Processing and Intelligent Recognition Systems, SIRS 2019, held in Trivandrum, India, in December 2019. The 19 revised full papers and 8 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 63 submissions. The papers cover wide research fields including information retrieval, human-computer interaction (HCI), information extraction, speech recognition.

Systems Design - Developments, Analysis & Applications (Hardcover): Jane E Lynch, Wilbert I Mitchell Systems Design - Developments, Analysis & Applications (Hardcover)
Jane E Lynch, Wilbert I Mitchell
R4,101 Discovery Miles 41 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The process of defining the architecture, components, modules, interfaces, and data for a system to satisfy specified requirements is known as systems design. In this book, the authors present topical research examining the development, analysis and applications of systems design. Topics include the application of mathematical tools to screen, model and control variability in laboratory systems; the optimisation of haulage systems in an underground small scale mine using fuzzy sets; a new face recognition method using QR decomposition; development of wireless automatic checking systems for emergency lights via the internet; design and modelling of a series hybrid propulsion system for light urban vehicles; and lubrication systems for spacecraft applications.

Software Engineering (Paperback): Suraiya Hussain Software Engineering (Paperback)
Suraiya Hussain
R503 R477 Discovery Miles 4 770 Save R26 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Software engineering is dedicated to designing, implementing, and modifying software so that it is of high quality, affordable, maintainable, and fast to build. The main focus of this book is to thoroughly understand the basic concepts of software engineering and their practical use. The book is designed to be used in introductory software engineering courses at all levels. It will also be valuable to programming practitioners who want to develop a better understanding of modern software engineering techniques.

Raspberry Pi Projects For Dummies (Paperback): Mike Cook, Jonathan Evans, Brock Craft Raspberry Pi Projects For Dummies (Paperback)
Mike Cook, Jonathan Evans, Brock Craft 1
R490 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R116 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Join the Raspberry revolution with these fun and easy Pi projects

The Raspberry Pi has opened up a whole new world of innovation for everyone from hardware hackers and programmers to students, hobbyists, engineers, and beyond. Featuring a variety of hands-on projects, this easy-to-understand guide walks you through every step of the design process and will have you creating like a Raspberry Pi pro in no time. You'll learn how to prepare your workspace, assemble the necessary tools, work with test equipment, and find your way around the Raspberry Pi before moving on to a series of fun, lively projects that brings some power to your plain ol' Pi.Introduces Raspberry Pi basics and gives you a solid understanding of all the essentials you'll need to take on your first projectIncludes an array of fun and useful projects that show you how to do everything from creating a magic light wand to enhancing your designs with Lego sensors, installing and writing games for the RISC OS, building a transistor tester, and moreProvides an easy, hands-on approach to learning more about electronics, programming, and interaction design for Makers and innovators of all ages

Bring the power of Pi to your next cool creation with "Raspberry Pi Projects For Dummies "

Institutional Literacies - Engaging Academic IT Contexts for Writing and Communication (Paperback): Stuart A. Selber Institutional Literacies - Engaging Academic IT Contexts for Writing and Communication (Paperback)
Stuart A. Selber
R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Information technologies have become an integral part of writing and communication courses, shaping the ways students and teachers think about and do their work. But, too often, teachers and other educational stakeholders take a passive or simply reactive role in institutional approaches to technologies, and this means they are missing out on the chance to make positive changes in their departments and on campus. Institutional Literacies argues that writing and communication teachers and program directors should collaborate more closely and engage more deeply with IT staff as technology projects are planned, implemented, and expanded. Teachers need to both analyze how their institutions approach information technologies and intervene in productive ways as active university citizens with relevant expertise. To help them do so, the book offers a three-part heuristic, reflecting the reality that academic IT units are complex and multilayered, with historical, spatial, and textual dimensions. It discusses six ways teachers can intervene in the academic IT work of their own institutions: maintaining awareness, using systems and services, mediating for audiences, participating as user advocates, working as designers, and partnering as researchers. With these strategies in hand, educators can be proactive in helping institutional IT approaches align with the professional values and practices of writing and communication programs.

Essential Matlab for Scientists and Engineers (Paperback, 3rd ed): Brian D. Hahn Essential Matlab for Scientists and Engineers (Paperback, 3rd ed)
Brian D. Hahn
R406 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R48 (12%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days
A Guide to Experimental Algorithmics (Hardcover, New): Catherine C. McGeoch A Guide to Experimental Algorithmics (Hardcover, New)
Catherine C. McGeoch
R1,958 Discovery Miles 19 580 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Computational experiments on algorithms can supplement theoretical analysis by showing what algorithms, implementations, and speed-up methods work best for specific machines or problems. This book guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of the major experimental questions: What should I measure? What inputs should I test? How do I analyze the data? To answer these questions the book draws on ideas from algorithm design and analysis, computer systems, and statistics and data analysis. The wide-ranging discussion includes a tutorial on system clocks and CPU timers, a survey of strategies for tuning algorithms and data structures, a cookbook of methods for generating random combinatorial inputs, and a demonstration of variance reduction techniques. Numerous case studies and examples show how to apply these concepts. All the necessary concepts in computer architecture and data analysis are covered so that the book can be used by anyone who has taken a course or two in data structures and algorithms. A companion website, AlgLab (www.cs.amherst.edu/alglab) contains downloadable files, programs, and tools for use in experimental projects.

Monitored - Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data (Paperback): Peter Bloom Monitored - Business and Surveillance in a Time of Big Data (Paperback)
Peter Bloom
R380 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Our contemporary age is confronted by a profound contradiction: on the one hand, our lives as workers, consumers and citizens have become ever more monitored by new technologies. On the other, big business and finance become increasingly less regulated and controllable. What does this technocratic ideology and surveillance-heavy culture reveal about the deeper reality of modern society? Monitored investigates the history and implications of this modern accountability paradox. Peter Bloom reveals pervasive monitoring practices which mask how at its heart, the elite remains socially and ethically out of control. Challenging their exploitive 'accounting power', Bloom demands that the systems that administer our lives are oriented to social liberation and new ways of being in the world.

Next-Generation Ethics - Engineering a Better Society (Paperback): Ali E. Abbas Next-Generation Ethics - Engineering a Better Society (Paperback)
Ali E. Abbas
R906 Discovery Miles 9 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many of the significant developments of our era have resulted from advances in technology, including the design of large-scale systems; advances in medicine, manufacturing, and artificial intelligence; the role of social media in influencing behaviour and toppling governments; and the surge of online transactions that are replacing human face-to-face interactions. These advances have given rise to new kinds of ethical concerns around the uses (and misuses) of technology. This collection of essays by prominent academics and technology leaders covers important ethical questions arising in modern industry, offering guidance on how to approach these dilemmas. Chapters discuss what we can learn from the ethical lapses of #MeToo, Volkswagen, and Cambridge Analytica, and highlight the common need across all applications for sound decision-making and understanding the implications for stakeholders. Technologists and general readers with no formal ethics training and specialists exploring technological applications to the field of ethics will benefit from this overview.

The Meaning of More (Paperback): Alexis Wellwood The Meaning of More (Paperback)
Alexis Wellwood
R822 Discovery Miles 8 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book reimagines the compositional semantics of comparative sentences using words such as more, as, too, and others. The book's central thesis entails a rejection of a fundamental assumption of degree semantic frameworks: that gradable adjectives like tall lexicalize functions from individuals to degrees, i.e., measure functions. Alexis Wellwood argues that comparative expressions in English themselves introducemeasure functions; this is the case whether that morphology targets adjectives, as intaller or more intelligent; nouns, as in more coffee, more coffees; verbs, such as run more, jump more; or expressions of other categories. Furthermore, she suggests that expressions that comfortably and meaningfully appear in the comparative form should be distinguished from those that do not in terms of a general notion of "measurability": a measurable predicate has a domain of application with non-trivial structure. This notion unifies the independently motivated distinctions between, for example, gradable and non-gradable adjectives, mass and count nouns, singular and plural noun phrases, and telic and atelic verb phrases. Based on careful examination of the distribution of dimensions for comparison within the class of measurable predicates, she ties the selection of measure functions to the specific nature and structure of the domain entities targeted for measurement. The book ultimately explores how, precisely, we should understand semantic theories that invoke the "nature" of domain entities: does the theory depend for its explanation on features of metaphysical reality, or something else? Such questions are especially pertinent in light of a growing body of research in cognitive science exploring the understanding and acquisition of comparative sentences.

Painting By Numbers - How to sharpen your BS detector and smoke out the "experts" (Paperback): Jason Makansi Painting By Numbers - How to sharpen your BS detector and smoke out the "experts" (Paperback)
Jason Makansi; Illustrated by Elena Makansi
R364 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R79 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Intelligent Web - Search, smart algorithms, and big data (Paperback): Gautam Shroff The Intelligent Web - Search, smart algorithms, and big data (Paperback)
Gautam Shroff
R337 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As we use the Web for social networking, shopping, and news, we leave a personal trail. These days, linger over a Web page selling lamps, and they will turn up at the advertising margins as you move around the Internet, reminding you, tempting you to make that purchase. Search engines such as Google can now look deep into the data on the Web to pull out instances of the words you are looking for. And there are pages that collect and assess information to give you a snapshot of changing political opinion. These are just basic examples of the growth of "Web intelligence", as increasingly sophisticated algorithms operate on the vast and growing amount of data on the Web, sifting, selecting, comparing, aggregating, correcting; following simple but powerful rules to decide what matters. While original optimism for Artificial Intelligence declined, this new kind of machine intelligence is emerging as the Web grows ever larger and more interconnected. Gautam Shroff takes us on a journey through the computer science of search, natural language, text mining, machine learning, swarm computing, and semantic reasoning, from Watson to self-driving cars. This machine intelligence may even mimic at a basic level what happens in the brain.

Advances in Wireless, Mobile Networks and Applications - International Conferences, WiMoA 2011 and ICCSEA 2011, Dubai, United... Advances in Wireless, Mobile Networks and Applications - International Conferences, WiMoA 2011 and ICCSEA 2011, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 25-27, 2011. Proceedings (Paperback, 2011 ed.)
Salah S. Al-Majeed, Chih-Lin Hu, Dhinaharan Nagamalai
R2,508 R2,027 Discovery Miles 20 270 Save R481 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Wireless, Mobile Networks and Applications, WiMoA 2011, and the First International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Applications, ICCSEA 2011, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in May 2011. The book is organized as a collection of papers from WiMoA 2011 and ICCSEA 2011. The 8 revised full papers presented in the WiMoA 2011 part were carefully reviewed and selected from 63 submissions. The 20 revised full papers presented in the ICCSEA 2011 part were carefully reviewed and selected from 110 submissions.

Cambridge International AS and A Level IT Teacher's Resource CD-ROM (CD-ROM): Victoria Ellis, David Waters Cambridge International AS and A Level IT Teacher's Resource CD-ROM (CD-ROM)
Victoria Ellis, David Waters
R2,309 Discovery Miles 23 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This series is for the Cambridge International AS & A Level IT syllabus (9626) for examination from 2019. This teacher's resource offers planning support to teachers delivering the Cambridge International AS and A Level IT syllabus (9626). It contains lesson plans with suggestions for exercises and homework assignments, along with a detailed bibliography of further reading and practice exam-style papers with mark schemes.

Next Generation and Advanced Network Reliability Analysis - Using Markov Models and Software Reliability Engineering... Next Generation and Advanced Network Reliability Analysis - Using Markov Models and Software Reliability Engineering (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Syed Riffat Ali
R2,889 R2,385 Discovery Miles 23 850 Save R504 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book covers reliability assessment and prediction of new technologies such as next generation networks that use cloud computing, Network Function Virtualization (NVF), Software Defined Network (SDN), Next Generation Transport, Evolving Wireless Systems, Digital VoIP Telephony, and Reliability Testing techniques specific to Next Generation Networks (NGN). This book introduces the technology to the reader first, followed by advanced reliability techniques applicable to both hardware and software reliability analysis. The book covers methodologies that can predict reliability using component failure rates to system level downtimes. The book's goal is to familiarize the reader with analytical techniques, tools and methods necessary for analyzing very complex networks using very different technologies. The book lets readers quickly learn technologies behind currently evolving NGN and apply advanced Markov modeling and Software Reliability Engineering (SRE) techniques for assessing their operational reliability. Covers reliability analysis of advanced networks and provides basic mathematical tools and analysis techniques and methodology for reliability and quality assessment; Develops Markov and Software Engineering Models to predict reliability; Covers both hardware and software reliability for next generation technologies.

Matrix Methods in the Design Analysis of Mechanisms and Multibody Systems (Hardcover, New): John J. Uicker, Bahram Ravani,... Matrix Methods in the Design Analysis of Mechanisms and Multibody Systems (Hardcover, New)
John J. Uicker, Bahram Ravani, Pradip N. Sheth
R1,497 Discovery Miles 14 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is an integrated approach to kinematic and dynamic analysis. The matrix techniques presented are general and fully applicable to two- or three-dimensional systems. They lend themselves to programming and digital computation and can act as the basis of a usable tool for designers. Techniques have broad applicability to the design analysis of all multibody mechanical systems. The more powerful and more flexible the approach, and the less specialisation and reprogramming required for each application, the better. The matrix methods presented have been developed using these ideas as primary goals. Matrix methods can be applied by hand to such problems as the slider-crank mechanism, but this is not the intent of this text, and often the rigor required for such an attempt becomes quite burdensome in comparison with other techniques. The matrix methods have been extensively tested, both in the classroom and in the world of engineering industry.

Purely Functional Data Structures (Paperback, New Ed): Chris Okasaki Purely Functional Data Structures (Paperback, New Ed)
Chris Okasaki
R1,007 Discovery Miles 10 070 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most books on data structures assume an imperative language such as C or C++. However, data structures for these languages do not always translate well to functional languages such as Standard ML, Haskell, or Scheme. This book describes data structures from the point of view of functional languages, with examples, and presents design techniques that allow programmers to develop their own functional data structures. The author includes both classical data structures, such as red-black trees and binomial queues, and a host of new data structures developed exclusively for functional languages. All source code is given in Standard ML and Haskell, and most of the programs are easily adaptable to other functional languages. This handy reference for professional programmers working with functional languages can also be used as a tutorial or for self-study.

The Amazing World of Quantum Computing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Rajendra K. Bera The Amazing World of Quantum Computing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Rajendra K. Bera
R1,388 Discovery Miles 13 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book discusses the application of quantum mechanics to computing. It explains the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics and then goes on to discuss various elements of mathematics required for quantum computing. Quantum cryptography, waves and Fourier analysis, measuring quantum systems, comparison to classical mechanics, quantum gates, and important algorithms in quantum computing are among the topics covered. The book offers a valuable resource for graduate and senior undergraduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields with an interest in designing quantum algorithms. Readers are expected to have a firm grasp of linear algebra and some familiarity with Fourier analysis.

Starting Out with Programming Logic and Design: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Tony Gaddis Starting Out with Programming Logic and Design: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Tony Gaddis
R1,515 Discovery Miles 15 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Starting Out with Programming Logic and Design, Third Edition, is a language-independent introductory programming book that orients students to programming concepts and logic without assuming any previous programming experience. In the successful, accessible style of Tony Gaddis' best-selling texts, useful examples and detail-oriented explanations allow students to become comfortable with fundamental concepts and logical thought processes used in programming without the complication of language syntax. Students gain confidence in their program design skills to transition into more comprehensive programming courses. The book is ideal for a programming logic course taught as a precursor to a language-specific introductory programming course, or for the first part of an introductory programming course.

Reinventing ITIL (R) in the Age of DevOps - Innovative Techniques to Make Processes Agile and Relevant (Paperback, 1st ed.):... Reinventing ITIL (R) in the Age of DevOps - Innovative Techniques to Make Processes Agile and Relevant (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Abhinav Krishna Kaiser
R865 R687 Discovery Miles 6 870 Save R178 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Delve into the principles of ITIL (R) and DevOps and examine the similarities and differences. This book re-engineers the ITIL framework to work in DevOps projects without changing its meaning and its original objectives, making it fit for purpose for use in DevOps projects. Reinventing ITIL (R) in the Age of DevOpsshows you the relevance of ITIL since the emergence of DevOps and puts a unique spin on the ITIL service management framework. Along the way you will see that ITIL is a mature service management framework and years of maturity will be lost if it's made invalid. The ideas, recommendations, and solutions provided in Reinventing ITIL in the Age of DevOps can be leveraged in order to readily develop solutions or create proposals for clients. The ideas in this book can be further expanded to deliver seamless services to DevOps projects. What You Will Learn Discover the basics of ITIL and DevOps Compare ITIL and DevOps Understand the structure of a DevOps organization and adapt the ITIL roles to this structure Re-engineer ITIL for DevOps projects Implement major processes such as incident management, configuration management, and change management processes in DevOps projects Automate activities within processes Who This Book Is For Consultants, business analysts, administrators, and project managers who are looking for more information about Dynamics 365.

Ethereum for Architects and Developers - With Case Studies and Code Samples in Solidity (Paperback, 1st ed.): Debajani Mohanty Ethereum for Architects and Developers - With Case Studies and Code Samples in Solidity (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Debajani Mohanty
R723 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R163 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Explore the Ethereum ecosystem step by step with extensive theory, labs, and live use cases. This book takes you through BlockChain concepts; decentralized applications; Ethereum's architecture; Solidity smart contract programming with examples; and testing, debugging, and deploying smart contracts on your local machine and on the cloud. You'll cover best practices for writing contracts with ample examples to allow you to write high-quality contracts with optimal usage of fuel. In later chapters, Ethereum for Architects and Developers covers use cases from different business areas, such as finance, travel, supply-chain, insurance, and land registry. Many of these sectors are explained with flowcharts, diagrams, and sample code that you can refer to and further enhance in live projects. By the end of the book, you will have enough information to use Ethereum to create value for your business processes and build foolproof data storage for smoother execution of business. What You Will Learn Discover key BlockChain concepts Master the architecture, building blocks, and ecosystem of Ethereum Develop smart contracts from scratch Debug, test, and deploy to test Take advantage of Ethereum in your business area Who This Book Is For BlockChain developers and architects wanting to develop decentralized Ethereum applications or learn its architecture.

Advanced Computer Science and Information Technology - Second International Conference, AST 2010, Miyazaki, Japan, June 23-25,... Advanced Computer Science and Information Technology - Second International Conference, AST 2010, Miyazaki, Japan, June 23-25, 2010. Proceedings (Paperback, 2010 ed.)
G.S. Tomar, Ruay-Shiung Chang, Osvaldo Gervasi, Tai-Hoon Kim, Samir Kumar Bandyopadhyay
R2,248 R1,817 Discovery Miles 18 170 Save R431 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Advanced Science and Technology, Advanced Communication and Networking, Information Security and Assurance, Ubiquitous Computing and Multimedia Appli- tions are conferences that attract many academic and industry professionals. The goal of these co-located conferences is to bring together researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners to share ideas, problems and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of advanced science and technology, advanced communication and networking, information security and assurance, ubiquitous computing and m- timedia applications. This co-located event included the following conferences: AST 2010 (The second International Conference on Advanced Science and Technology), ACN 2010 (The second International Conference on Advanced Communication and Networking), ISA 2010 (The 4th International Conference on Information Security and Assurance) and UCMA 2010 (The 2010 International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Multimedia Applications). We would like to express our gratitude to all of the authors of submitted papers and to all attendees, for their contributions and participation. We believe in the need for continuing this undertaking in the future. We acknowledge the great effort of all the Chairs and the members of advisory boards and Program Committees of the above-listed events, who selected 15% of over 1,000 submissions, following a rigorous peer-review process. Special thanks go to SERSC (Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety) for supporting these - located conferences.

Information Processing - 2 Volume Set (Hardcover): Evgeny Katz Information Processing - 2 Volume Set (Hardcover)
Evgeny Katz
R6,100 R5,088 Discovery Miles 50 880 Save R1,012 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This set contains the two volumes, Biomolecular Information Processing together with Molecular and Supramolecular Information Processing with contributions from all the major scientists in the field. Edited by a renowned and much cited chemist, the two books cover all the different systems, providing an excellent overview of the latest developments in this rapidly expanding area.
A must-have for all researchers working on this very hot topic.

Examining Internet and Technology around the World (Hardcover): Laura M Steckman Examining Internet and Technology around the World (Hardcover)
Laura M Steckman
R2,347 Discovery Miles 23 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers comparative insights into the challenges and opportunities surrounding emerging technology and the internet as it is used and perceived throughout the world, providing students with cross-cultural and cross-national perspectives. The United Arab Emirates has a national goal of colonizing Mars by 2117, and China seeks to modernize its entire manufacturing process to produce cutting-edge technologies and research advances by 2025. How are other countries using the internet and emerging technologies to their advantage? This volume in the Global Viewpoints series examines 10 issues pertaining to the internet and technology, including access and censorship, alternative energy technologies, artificial intelligence, autonomous robots, cyberbullying, cybercrime, e-learning, GMO's, online privacy, and virtual and augmented reality. For each topic, the volume features eight country-level perspectives that span the world to allow for comparisons of different nations' specific approaches to the technology or issue. This encyclopedia takes a new direction in understanding the importance and impact of emerging technologies on the world, showing that even when experiencing similar technologically related challenges or advances, these technologies do not form one-size-fits-all solutions for every nation and population. Even when nations develop similar technologies, human dimensions, from policy to social norms to culture, influence people and society across the world too. Shows the similarities and differences of emerging issues and successes surrounding technology development through perspectives from different world regions, allowing readers to make comparisons among the featured countries in each section Provides a brief primer on each technology and internet-related issue that functions as a baseline for each section Highlights that different countries and populations having similar societal needs often need to make dissimilar technology-related choices, usually due to varying internal and external pressures ranging from social values and political systems to economic needs and developmental goals Includes photographs that help to illuminate the text

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