O pesquisador Lev Manovich disponibilizou para baixar o livro “Software takes command” (PDF, DOC). A obra, em inglês, está sob uma licença Creative Commons.

This “something else” is software. Search engines, recommendation systems, mapping applications, blog tools, auction tools, instant messaging clients, and, of course, platforms which allow others to write new software – Facebook, Windows, Unix, Android – are in the center of the global economy, culture, social life, and, increasingly, politics. And this “cultural software” – cultural in a sense that it is directly used by hundreds of millions of people and that it carries “atoms” of culture (media and information, as well as human interactions around these media and information) – is only the visible part of a much larger software universe.
Via Data Beautiful.

Alberto Marques