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Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

Kevin Kelly

In a book about the marriage of the born and the made--the biologicalization of everything from computers to government--the executive editor of Wired chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that dri ve our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

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Publisher: Basic Books
Publish Date: 04/14/1995
Pages: 528
ISBN-13: 9780201483406
ISBN-10: 0201483408
Language: English

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October 15, 2010

What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly, Viking Books, 416 pages, $27. 95, Hardcover, October 2010, ISBN 9780670022151 in-its-entirety issue—technology. Business changes. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

July 22, 2009

The brilliant Kevin Kelly, author of Out of Control: The New Biolgy of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World and founder of Cool Tools, offered his take on Chris Anderson's Free: The Future of a Radical Price earlier this week. Somewhat coincidentally, Kevin Kelly is the author of a recent and popular ChangeThis manifesto entitled Better Than Free. And, though that title might suggest a momentous throwing down with Chris Anderson, Gladwell style, maybe even resorting to fisticuffs, it it no such thing. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

January 15, 2009

You may have noticed that we released a new issue of ChangeThis yesterday. What you may not have realized is that Marty Neumeier, the author of The Aesthetics of Management, is also the author of Zag: The #1 Strategy of High Performance Brands, one of The 100 Best Business Books of All TIme. The manifesto is a "look at a few of the principles that artists have used successfully, [to] see how they might apply to management. READ FULL DESCRIPTION

May 18, 2007

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Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

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