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Exclusive Safari Books Online Webcast with Authors of Pearson's Blown to Bits:Your Life, Liberty and Happiness after the Digital Explosion
Authors Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen and Harry Lewis to Present Perspectives on the Digital Revolutions
Sebastopol, CA - February 9, 2009
Safari Books Online, the leading provider of an on-demand digital library for technology, creative and business professionals, will feature Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen and Harry Lewis, authors of Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty and Happiness after the Digital Explosion, published by Pearson’s Addison-Wesley Professional, in a webcast on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. PST / 1:00 p.m. EST.
In Blown to Bits, co-authors Abelson, Ledeen and Lewis provide readers the knowledge they need to help shape their own digital futures, while not letting others do it for them. Blown to Bits builds on the authors’ pioneering MIT/Harvard course. Together, the authors teach “Quantitative Reasoning 48,” an innovative Harvard course on information for non-technical, non-mathematically oriented students.
In this webcast, the authors will reveal how the digital revolution is changing everything, in ways that are stunning even the most informed experts.Webcast participants will learn how the decisions corporations and governments are making right now will shape their futures and how they can have a say in those decisions.
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About The Authors
Hal Abelson is Class of 1922 Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and an IEEE Fellow. He has helped drive innovative educational technology initiatives such as MIT OpenCourseWare, co-founded Creative Commons and Public Knowledge, and was the founding director of the Free Software Foundation. Ken Ledeen is the Chairman/CEO of Nevo Technologies and has served on the boards of numerous technology companies. Harry Lewis, former Dean of Harvard College, is Gordon MacKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard. He is author of Excellence Without a Soul: Does Liberal Education Have a Future?
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