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Title: In search of certainty :;the science of our information infrastructure /;Science of our information infrastructure. ;
Authors: Burgess, Mark, ; 1966- ; author. ;
Keywords: Information technology.;Technology;Social aspects;T58.5 ;
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: O'Reilly Media,
place: Sabastapol, CA :
Description: Ohio Library and Information Network. ;;Available to OhioLINK libraries. ; Print version: ; Burgess, Mark, 1966- ; In search of certainty. ; Second edition. ; Sabastapol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2015 ; 9781491923078 ; (OCoLC)902657879. ;
Table Of Contents: Part I: stability : or how we base technology on science -- King Canute and the butterfly : how we create the illusion of being in control -- Feedback patterns and thresholds : how the relative sizes of things govern our behaviour -- Digilogy: cause, effect, and information : how transmitted information shapes the world from the bottom up -- All the roads to nowhere : how keeping things in balance is the essence of control -- Zero and the building blocks of Babel : how to forge the atoms of reliable infrastructure -- Part II: certainty : living with incomplete information -- Keeping it together by pulling it apart : how weak coupling strengthened human infrastructure -- Seeing is disbelieving : how to explain what we see and make use of it -- The equilibrium of knowing or how not to disagree with yourself -- Clockwork uncertainty : the arms race between reason and complexity -- Part III: promises : the chemistry of autonomous cooperation -- The concept of promises : or why behaviour comes from within -- The human condition : how humans make friends to solve problems -- Molecular and material infrastructure : elastic, plastic and brittle design -- Orchestration and creative instability : or why the conductor does not promise to blow every trumpet. ;
ISBN: 9781491923078
Format: 1 online resource (1 volume) : ; illustrations. ; Includes bibliographic references. ;
Edition: Second edition. ;
Type Of Material: Book
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