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The Resource Life in code : a personal history of technology, Ellen Ullman

Life in code : a personal history of technology, Ellen Ullman

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Life in code : a personal history of technology
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Life in code : a personal history of technology
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Ellen Ullman
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eng
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"The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, the author of the seminal Close to the Machine. The last twenty years have brought us the rise of the internet, the development of artificial intelligence, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society. Through it all, Ellen Ullman lived and worked inside that rising culture of technology, and in Life in Code she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective. When Ullman moved to San Francisco in the early 1970s and went on to become a computer programmer, she was joining a small, idealistic, and almost exclusively male cadre that aspired to genuinely change the world. In 1997 Ullman wrote Close to the Machine, the now classic and still definitive account of life as a coder at the birth of what would be a sweeping technological, cultural, and financial revolution. Twenty years later, the story Ullman recounts is neither one of unbridled triumph nor a nostalgic denial of progress. It is necessarily the story of digital technology's loss of innocence as it entered the cultural mainstream, and it is a personal reckoning with all that has changed, and so much that hasn't. Life in Code is essential to our understanding of the last twenty years--and the next twenty."--Jacket
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Title
Life in code
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Summary
The award-winning author of Close to the Machine shares insights into the past half century of online development to explore how digital technology has lost its innocence, changing life in unexpected and sometimes sinister ways
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Biography type
autobiography
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10571678
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 005.1092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76.2.U43
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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a personal history of technology
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a personal history of technology
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Ellen Ullman
Life in code : a personal history of technology, Ellen Ullman
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Life in code : a personal history of technology, Ellen Ullman
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Contents
Part one: The programming life. Outside of time : reflections on the programming life ; Come in, CQ ; The dumbing down of programming : some thoughts on programming, knowing, and the nature of "easy" ; What we were afraid of as we feared Y2K -- Part two: The rise and first fall of the Internet. The museum of me ; Fiber optic nights ; Off the high ; To catch a falling knife -- Part three: Life, artificial. Programming the post-human : computer science redefines "life" ; Is Sadie the Cat a trick? ; Memory and megabytes ; Dining with robots -- Part four: Three stories about what we owe the past. While I was away ; Close to the mainframe ; The party line -- Part five: The hand that writes the code. Programming for the millions ; Boom two : a farewell
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ocn987376102
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780374534516
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017012764
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illustrations

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      43.19289 -70.876331
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