What Are Some Good Books About Computing?


Episode 1830

Tony from Anderson, SC

Tony wants to know what are five of Leo's favorite books on Technology. Leo says that the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson is excellent. There's also a book called "Hackers" by Steven Levy, the early days of MIT Computer Hackers, who created modern computing. "The Soul of a New Machine" by Tracy Kidder, the creation of the microcomputer gives you the roots. "Microcosm" by George Gilder, tells about how microprocessors have changed the world as rapidly as it has. "The Weapons of Math Destruction" by Cathy O'Neil.

Nokia and Microsoft Announce New Windows Tablets

Nokia Windows Tablet

Episode 1025

Nokia announced the Lumia 2520 Windows RT Tablet this week. Leo says that while everyone says this is just more evidence that we're in the post PC era, Leo says that doesn't mean that the desktop is going away. It means that computing is spreading out into more devices. A perfect example of this is Nest, the company that makes smart thermostats. It now will be developing an internet connected smoke alarm that talks to you and tells you when it needs a new battery.