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              Connected: A Brief History of Global Telecommunications
               

              Connected: A Brief History of Global Telecommunications (EPUB ebook)

              By Knott-Craig, Alan; Tysoe, John

              'Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.'It's been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunicati...ons, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.When the world's first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we'll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.A concise edition of John Tysoe and Alan Knott-Craig's magnum opus, A History of Telecommunications, this book gives you the information you need to know about what keeps us connected and how we got here.
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              ISBN 9781928257769
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              Released NZ 26 Mar 2020
              Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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              Moenie Stres Nie!: Positiewe boodskappe vir Suid-Afrikaners, deur Suid-Afrikaners
               

              Moenie Stres Nie!: Positiewe boodskappe vir Suid-Afrikaners, deur Suid-Afrikaners (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

              By Knott-Craig, Alan

              Suid-Afrikaners onthou toe beurtkrag in 2008 die land tot stilstand gebring het. Daar was 'n stormloop vir opwekkers en eiendom in Perth, Australi?. 'n E-pos vanaf Alan Knott-Craig wat Suid-Afrikaners herinner aan die positiewe dinge verbonde aan 'n lewe in Suid-Afrika het soos b...lits versprei en reaksies van duisende Suid-Afrikaners ontlok. So het Don't Panic! tot bestaan gekom - 'n boek wat 'n oomblik in SA geskiedenis vasgel? het. Beweeg aan na 2014 en ons het beurtkrag (grotendeels) vergeet, ons was die gasheer vir die w?reldbeker-sokkertoernooi, ons het die globale resessie oorleef, maar nou tree die paniekgevoel weer in. Die Rand val, politiek domineer die nuus, daar is oral betogings oor dienslewering - moet ons nou stres? Lees die advies van Alan Knott-Craig, Willem Breytenbach, Max du Preez, Anet Vosloo, Brand Pretorius en menigte ander (welbekende mense, gewone Suid-Afrikaners en internasionale burgers wat tot Suid-Afrika aangetrokke is) wat vir ons s?: Moenie stres nie!
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              ISBN 9781920434885
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              Released NZ 21 Jun 2014
              Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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              Language (Afrikaans)
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              A History of Telecommunications
               

              A History of Telecommunications (EPUB ebook)

              By Knott-Craig, Alan; Tysoe, John

              'Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.'It's been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunicati...ons, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.When the world's first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we'll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications - microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites - and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it's a story about us and our need to communicate.
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              ISBN 9781928257745
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              Released NZ 17 Apr 2020
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              Really, Don't Panic!: Positive messages by South Africans, for South Africans
               

              Really, Don't Panic!: Positive messages by South Africans, for South Africans (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

              By Knott-Craig, Alan

              South Africans remember when electricity load shedding brought the country to a standstill in 2008. There was a rush on generators and property in Perth, Australia. An email from Alan Knott-Craig reminding South Africans of the upsides to living in South Africa went viral and eli...cited responses from thousands of South Africans - Don't Panic! was a book that captured a moment in SA history. Fast forward to 2014, and load shedding is forgotten (mostly), the country hosted the soccer world cup and survived the global recession, but now the panic feeling is settling in again. The currency is crashing, politics dominate headlines, service delivery protests are everywhere. Read the advice of Alan Knott-Craig, Alec Hogg, Max du Preez, Siya Mnyanda, Brand Pretorius and a host of others (well-known people, ordinary South Africans and international citizens drawn to South Africa) who tell us: Really, Don't Panic!
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              ISBN 9781920434861
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              Released NZ 21 Jun 2014
              Publisher Independent Publishers Group
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              Mobinomics: Mxit and Africa's mobile revolution
               

              Mobinomics: Mxit and Africa's mobile revolution (EPUB ebook – 1st edition)

              By Knott-Craig, Alan; Silber, Gus

              In these crisscrossing threads are woven the fabric of a community, a society, an economy, a nation. And beyond that, the world itself. But the technology isn't the dream. The dream is what you can do with it.' Three revolutions changed the face of South Africa, the economic powe...rhouse of the African continent, in 1994. The first was democracy, as millions of newly-enfranchised citizens went to the polls to elect a new government. The second was the internet, bringing information, learning and entertainment into millions of homes. But the real signal of change in the air was the arrival of an electronic device that would put undreamed-of power into the hands of the people. The cellular phone. In a country where less than four per cent of the population had access to a landline phone, mobile telephony opened the gateway to new ways and new worlds of communication. Today, more than 90 per cent of South Africans own at least one mobile phone, and they're not just using them to talk to each other. Mobiles have become tools of education, entrepreneurship, trade, empowerment, activism, media and upliftment. With the advent of the mobile internet, mobiles have also become the hubs of the most powerful force in modern communication. The social network, bringing people together in an interchange of ideas, opinions, chatter and commerce that is changing the way we understand and define communities. This is the story of the biggest and fastest-growing social network in Africa. A network that took shape in the townships of the Western Cape and has grown to be part of the lives of more than 50 million users in 120 countries, sending more than 23 billion messages a month. This is the story of Mxit. A cultural force, a community of millions, with its own economy, its own infrastructure, its own language and its own traditions. This is the story of Mobinomics, the new economy of mobile, and how it is connecting people and changing lives. Read it and learn. Read it and understand. R
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              ISBN 9781920434731
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              Released NZ 1 May 2012
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              Connected: A Brief History of Global Telecommunications
                

              Connected: A Brief History of Global Telecommunications (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Knott-Craig, Alan; Tysoe, John

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $39.99
              • Pub Date
                1 Jul 20

              'Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.' It's been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunicat...ions, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction. When the world's first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we'll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives. A concise edition of John Tysoe and Alan Knott-Craig's magnum opus, A History of Telecommunications, this book gives you the information you need to know about what keeps us connected and how we got here.
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              ISBN 9781928257752
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Bookstorm
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Jul 2020
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              Mobinomics
               

              Mobinomics (Paperback)

              By Knott-Craig, Alan; Silber, Gus

              • RRP: $45.99
              • $45.99
              • In Stock US

              Mobinomics tells of the phenomenon of a South African mobile company that developed in Stellenbosch. It developed the technology for low cost internet-based communication over cell phones to allow millions of users (mostly young people) to avoid the cost of text messages.

              ISBN 9781920434366
              Released NZ 25 Apr 2012
              Publisher Bookstorm
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              A History of Telecommunications
               

              A History of Telecommunications (Hardback)

              By Knott-Craig, Alan; Tysoe, John

              • RRP: $97.99
              • $97.99
              • Pre Release International

              'Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.' It's been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunicat...ions, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction. When the world's first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we'll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives. This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications - microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites - and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it's a story about us and our need to communicate.
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              ISBN 9781928257738
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Bookstorm
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Jun 2020
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