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Markoff, John

Overview
Works: 19 works in 117 publications in 4 languages and 4,682 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Artist
Classifications: QA76.9.A25, 004.16
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Markoff
Cyberpunk : outlaws and hackers on the computer frontier by Katie Hafner( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Chinese and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey through the computer underground, a world of high-tech rebels and outlaws
What the dormouse said-- : how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry by John Markoff( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the political and cultural forces that gave rise to the personal computer chronicles its development through the people, politics, and social upheavals that defined its time, from a teenage anti-war protester who laid the groundwork for the PC revolution to the imprisoned creator of the first word processing software for the IBM PC
Machines of loving grace : the quest for common ground between humans and robots by John Markoff( Book )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society--on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health--Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone, Google introduced us to driverless cars, Apple debuted a personal assistant that we keep in our pockets, and an Internet of Things connected the smaller tasks of everyday life to the farthest reaches of the internet. There is little doubt that robots are now an integral part of society, and cheap sensors and powerful computers will ensure that, in the coming years, these robots will soon act on their own. This new era offers the promise of immense computing power, but it also reframes a question first raised more than half a century ago, at the birth of the intelligent machine: Will we control these systems, or will they control us? In Machines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. Over the recent years, the pace of technological change has accelerated dramatically, reintroducing this difficult ethical quandary with newer and far weightier consequences. As Markoff chronicles the history of automation, from the birth of the artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation communities in the 1950s, to the modern day brain trusts at Google and Apple in Silicon Valley, and on to the expanding tech corridor between Boston and New York, he traces the different ways developers have addressed this fundamental problem and urges them to carefully consider the consequences of their work. We are on the verge of a technological revolution, Markoff argues, and robots will profoundly transform the way our lives are organized. Developers must now draw a bright line between what is human and what is machine, or risk upsetting the delicate balance between them" --
The high cost of high tech : the dark side of the chip by Lenny Siegel( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should we be afraid of Google?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recount the remarkable story of Google, but with a twist. In addition to detailed background on cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the birth and exponential growth of their company and the heady experience of working at the Googleplex, Should we be afraid of Google scrutinizes Google Web Search and various other initiatives
Machines of loving grace : the quest for common ground between humans and robots by John Markoff( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society--on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health--Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us?In the past decade alone, Google introduced us to driverless cars, Apple debuted a personal assistant that we keep in our pockets, and an Internet of Things connected the smaller tasks of everyday life to the farthest reaches of the internet. There is little doubt that robots are now an integral part of society, and cheap sensors and powerful computers will ensure that, in the coming years, these robots will soon act on their own. This new era offers the promise of immense computing power, but it also reframes a question first raised more than half a century ago, at the birth of the intelligent machine: Will we control these systems, or will they control us? In Machines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. Over the recent years, the pace of technological change has accelerated dramatically, reintroducing this difficult ethical quandary with newer and far weightier consequences. As Markoff chronicles the history of automation, from the birth of the artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation communities in the 1950s, to the modern day brain trusts at Google and Apple in Silicon Valley, and on to the expanding tech corridor between Boston and New York, he traces the different ways developers have addressed this fundamental problem and urges them to carefully consider the consequences of their work.We are on the verge of a technological revolution, Markoff argues, and robots will profoundly transform the way our lives are organized. Developers must now draw a bright line between what is human and what is machine, or risk upsetting the delicate balance between them
PC mi huan ji shi by Ma Ke Fu( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The instant expert's guide to the Apple Macintosh by John Markoff( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De klopjacht : het waargebeurde verhaal van de jacht op 's werelds meest gezochte computercrimineel by Tsutomu Shimomura( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hakkā wa warau( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beikoku konpyūta jijō by Lenny Siegel( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teikudaun( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasokon sōsei dai3 no shinwa : Kauntā karuchā ga hagukunda yume( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teikudaun wakaki tensai nihonjingakusha vs chōōmono hakkā( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tui niu tʻan chʻin by John Markoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fire in the valley : the birth and death of the personal computer by Michael Swaine( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: "In the 1970s, while their contemporaries were protesting the computer as a tool of dehumanization and oppression, a motley collection of college dropouts, hippies, and electronics fanatics were engaged in something much more subversive. Obsessed with the idea of getting computer power into their own hands, they launched from their garages a hobbyist movement that grew into an industry, and ultimately a social and technological revolution. What they did was invent the personal computer: not just a new device, but a watershed in the relationship between man and machine. This is their story. Fire in the Valley is the definitive history of the personal computer, drawn from interviews with the people who made it happen, written by two veteran computer writers who were there from the start. Working at InfoWorld in the early 1980s, Swaine and Freiberger daily rubbed elbows with people like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates when they were creating the personal computer revolution. A rich story of colorful individuals, Fire in the Valley profiles these unlikely revolutionaries and entrepreneurs, such as Ed Roberts of MITS, Lee Felsenstein at Processor Technology, and Jack Tramiel of Commodore, as well as Jobs and Gates in all the innocence of their formative years. This completely revised and expanded third edition brings the story to its completion, chronicling the end of the personal computer revolution and the beginning of the post-PC era. It covers the departure from the stage of major players with the deaths of Steve Jobs and Douglas Engelbart and the retirements of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer; the shift away from the PC to the cloud and portable devices; and what the end of the PC era means for issues such as personal freedom and power, and open source vs. proprietary software." --Publisher's website
Ho Shih pi by John Markoff( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social movements and world-system transformation by Jackie Smith( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ssu li tʻao sheng by Er Ding( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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What the dormouse said-- : how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry
Alternative Names
John Markoff Amerikaans journalist

John Markoff giornalista e scrittore statunitense

John Markoff journaliste américain

John Markoff periodista estadounidense

John Markoff periodista estatunidenc

John Markoff US-amerikanischer Journalist

Ma-kʻo-fu

Джон Маркофф

ジョン・マルコフ

マーコフ, J.

マルコフ, ジョン

約翰·馬可夫

Languages
English (86)

Japanese (20)

Chinese (7)

Dutch (1)

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What the dormouse said-- : how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry