Close to the Machine

Close to the Machine

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With a New Introduction by Jaron LanierA SalonBest Book of the Year

In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool - -a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond the grasp of most users. With intimate and unflinching detail, software engineer Ellen Ullman examines the strange ecstasy of being at the forefront of the predominantly male technological revolution, and the difficulty of translating the inherent messiness of human life into artful and efficient code. Close to the Machineis an elegant and revelatory mediation on the dawn of the digital era.

ISBN: 9781250002488

Published Date: February 28, 2012

Publisher: Picador

Language: English

Page Count: 189

Size: 8.52" l x 5.53" w x 0.61" h