MICHAEL S. MALONE is one of the nation's best-known technology writers. He is the current ABCNews.com "Silicon Insider" columnist and editor-in-chief of the Silicon Valley new site, Edgelings.com. A former "New York Times "columnist, Malone has also contributed numerous articles and editorials to "The Wall Street Journal, The Economist "and "Fortune." He has also authored and co-authored more than a dozen books, notably the best-selling "Virtual Corporation, Bill & Dave "and "The Future Arrived Yesterday. "M alone holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, is an honorary fellow of the Said Business School at Oxford University, and is a Distinguished Friend of Oxford University.
Health care costs continue to escalate, and every day the news brings us new or conflicting research about cancer treatments, if salt is actually good for you, how much fat is healthy, what role do your genes play in your health. Readers are looking for ways to take control of their health. They are turning increasingly to mindfulness and food as medicine. In the area of nutrition and diet as ways of managing health, for example, Tana Amen ("The Omni Diet") writes extensively on how to reverse illness and influence gene expression with the food you eat. "Marc Andreessen, Web pioneer and venture capitalist" Ingenious, richly complex account of how humans exchange, record, preserve and manipulate information . . . An original, fascinating scientific history of how human memory and a series of inventions have driven the advance of civilization. "Kirkus, starred review" Premier technology writer Malone transforms our understanding of memory, human and artificial. After a vivid account of the evolution of the brain, he charts the developments that enabled our ancestors to acquire language, the first step in sharing memories and knowledge. With informed pleasure in the ingenuity involved, Malone deepens our appreciation for the development of increasingly sophisticated forms of memory preservation, organization, and communication while delving into the personalities and lives of both celebrated and forgotten technical visionaries. "Booklist, starred review" In this sweeping and ambitious story . . . Malone celebrates the power of memory and the freedom it provides us while at the same time cautioning us to guard our memories and protect the record of our time in the world. "Publisher's Weekly""