11 of the Best Technology Books for Summer 2022

Welcome to the long and hot summer of 2022. Hopefully the workload will lighten a bit, the COVID-19 caseloads start to drop, and you’ll get a little beach time (or couch time) to do your reading. If you’re into tech, there’s a wide selection of new titles to choose from, including new books on the metaverse, the future of mobility, and Silicon Valley’s role in addressing the digital divide.

are here fast companyThe picks of the tech titles of 2022 that are perfect for your reading pleasure this summer.

Build: An unconventional guide to making things worth building
By Tony Fadell, Published May 3, 2022
Tony Fadell was part of the team at General Magic that conceived and built the ’90s precursor to the smartphone. He later led the teams at Apple that built the iPod and iPhone – both of which made major changes to the way we entertain and organize our information. Make Fadell is a container for the many lessons he learned during his 30-plus years of experience in Silicon Valley about leadership, design, startup, decision-making, mentorship, failure and success. He imparts this knowledge through living rooms through real-life stories from when some of the most important products of technology were being made. Fadell’s great insight may be that you don’t need to start all over again from scratch to make something great. Some age-old, tried-and-true principles of collaboration and management can set the stage for the biggest technology breakthroughs. ,Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

Spies, Lies and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence
By
Amy B. Zegart, published on February 1, 2022
Detailing the history from George Washington and the Revolutionary War to space satellites, Amy Zegart examines how the evolution of American espionage is now facing a digital revolution more than we think we know about espionage. According to Zegart, it’s private citizens who can only track nuclear threats using Google Earth who can show us how technology has created huge discoveries and lots of new enemies. For anyone ready to uncover the dark, fast-changing state of espionage, Spies, Lies and Algorithms This is for you. ,Grace Buono, Editorial Trainee

After Steve: How Apple became a trillion-dollar company and lost its soul
By Trip Mickle, Published on June 3, 2022
Writer Trip Mickle, a veteran Apple reporter who has broken down several stories on the company, takes a closer look at the drastic changes that have taken place at America’s favorite tech company since the death of its cofounder and spiritual leader Steve Jobs in 2011. after steve Tells the untold story of the rise of Tim Cook, the company’s COO-turned-CEO, and the fading influence of design chief Jonny Ive, whom Jobs considered his spiritual kin. Mickle interviewed hundreds of people in and around the company to describe key events of the Cook era, as well as address big questions about how Apple can develop new, world-changing products as Its profits go away from the iPhone. ,Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

Road to Nowhere: Silicon Valley and the Future of Mobility
By Paris Marx, until July 5, 2022
Author Paris Marx criticized Silicon Valley’s utopian proposals for the future of transportation. By examining the history of mass mobility in America and the various contracts and subsidies given to the transportation industry by the federal government, Marx paints a picture of a sector that has gone wild, providing highfalutin (if not impossible) solutions. who easily overlook the question of accessibility. But more than a ride-sharing service or an underground tunnel, Marx argues, we need to channel our energies into improving public transport and better prioritizing the needs of pedestrians and cyclists. It’s too scary to read, and someone might be tempting you to buy a bicycle before Tesla. ,Max Ufberg, Senior Staff Editor

Building a second mind: A proven way to organize your digital life and unlock your creative potential
By Tiago Fort, Published on June 14, 2022
Research has shown that many of us have to relax How about remembering information we might need later, because we know in the back of our brains that Google is always there. Productivity expert, author Tiago Forte argues that we need a new way of thinking about information and technology to effectively “manage and streamline” our information. In second brain, Forte offers a four-step process called CODE—an acronym for Capture, Organize, Distill, and Express—that leverages existing technology to help you store your most important thoughts and memories on your phone. where they can be called at a moment’s notice. , Until memory implants become a thing, mastering the “second brain” in your hip pocket may be our best move. ,Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

Thriving on Overload: 5 Powers for Success in a World of Exponential Information
By Ross Dawson, September 6, 2022

Australian entrepreneur, futurist, and author Ross Dawson provides readers with actionable steps on how, given today’s information overload and 24-hour news cycle, we can continue to move forward. According to Dawson, knowing how to survive and navigate this access to unlimited information is vital to not only success, but better personal well-being. Presenting lessons from leading “Information Masters” including Dawson’s clients at Citibank, Google and Microsoft, overloaded Provides the five best ways to manage our knowledge-drenched world. ,Grace Buono, Editorial Trainee

Dignity in the Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us
By Ro Khanna, Published on 1 February
Congressman Ro Khanna, whose district comprises much of Silicon Valley, has a unique challenge as a politician. Most Congressmen spend a lot of time working to bring appropriations (“pork”) back to their home districts. Khanna has made it his cause to help more people outside his district benefit from the wealth-creating power of the tech sector. ,[J]As people can move to technology, so can technology to people,” states the preface of the book. Pride Proposes practical ways to correct the lingering symptoms of the digital divide, such as poor rural broadband, job automation, and inequalities in technological access. MAGA America believes that the “coastal elite” has benefited from a growing wealth of technology, while everyone else has been left out of bad side effects, such as job automation. Khanna’s ideas could spread the wealth of technology more evenly, and in so doing begins to calm the country’s growing political tensions. ,Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

I get you everything I need: How fangirls made the internet as we know it
Posted by Kaitlyn Tiffany, June 14, 2022
In her first book, journalist Caitlyn Tiffany, a self-identified One Direction fangirl, explores how fandoms on Twitter, Tumblr, and other Internet platforms have shaped much of what is known about online social interactions. Have given. Tiffany delves into the stereotypes and limitations these music fanatics often take for granted—from the Beatles fangirls to One Direction—eventually arguing that we’ve underestimated them for too long. Taking a step back from her role as a participant in the fantasy subculture, Tiffany asks why fangirls took to the Internet and how our digital lives have changed since then. ,Grace Buono, Editorial Trainee

Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious Billion-Dollar Battle to Take Down Netflix
Posted on April 19, 2022, by Ded Hayes and Don Chmilevsky
The television industry has made a massive transition from broadcast and cable TV to streaming video. Old guard media companies (including Disney) had to play an uphill game of catch-up against the likes of streaming pioneer Netflix and deep-pocketed Amazon Prime Video, both of which got a decade off. Binge Times The inside story tells how Apple, AT&T/WarnerMedia, Comcast/NBCUniversal, and well-funded startup Quibi scramble to create and launch streaming products to compete against Netflix. Hayes and Chmilevsky describe how these companies were forced to redesign their streaming products over and over again, as well as their organization charts and strategic plans to capture their share of the streaming future. ,Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future
By Sebastian Mallabi, Published on February 1, 2022
Writer Sebastian Mallabi has built a career by chronicling the various aspects of how finance works and power law, he turns his attention to what he believes is the role that venture capitalists play in the innovation economy. Mallaby’s book is most compelling—even for the most ardent followers of VC funding—when he illustrates the history of startup funding’s now underrated financial innovations: employee stock options, funding rounds, growth equity, founder control, and more. For those lesser initiatives in Silicon Valley history, the early days of Atari, Cisco, Apple, Google, and other iconic names add VC-eye visual fizz and surprise. Mallaby may find it overwhelming to promote his thesis, which would suggest that people with money deserve more credit than creative people who had the company’s ideas in the first place. In the process, however, he probably reveals much more than he knows about the cutthroat nature of venture capital. At a time when every “capital allocator” has issued dire warnings to their portfolio companies and their dry powder will be appropriate, unknowingly VCs will eventually do whatever they need to protect their investments. A little sanity for this otherwise triumphant romp through Silicon Valley history. —David Lidsky, Deputy Editor

The Metaverse and How It Will Change Everything
By Matthew Ball, July 19, 2022
Theorist and venture capitalist Matthew Ball was about the “metaverse” well before the concept became the subject of endless tech press articles and, in 2021, even before Facebook co-opted the term. Even to change the name of the company. , Ball is defining what the metaverse can be, from technological implications to human consequences, in a series of influential essays that go back years. He brings together his entire body of thought on the matter metaverse, exploring the technologies involved—including the breakthroughs that will be needed to fully realize this—the challenges of governance, as well as the roles of Web3, blockchain and NFTs. Ball predicted that the metaverse would eventually encompass the Internet, in which case things like social networking and content discovery would no longer be on the small screen but instead. To surround us through the magic of AR and VR. ,Mark Sullivan, Senior Writer

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