Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents by Ellen Ullman

By Ellen Ullman

With a brand new creation through Jaron Lanier

A Salon most sensible booklet of the yr

In 1997, the pc was once nonetheless a comparatively new tool---a smooth and unforgiving computing device that was once past the take hold of of so much clients. With intimate and unflinching element, software program engineer Ellen Ullman examines the unusual ecstasy of being on the vanguard of the predominantly male technological revolution, and the trouble of translating the inherent messiness of human lifestyles into crafty and effective code. Close to the Machine is a chic and revelatory mediation at the sunrise of the electronic period.

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