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Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents

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

With a New Introduction by Jaron Lanier

A Salon Best 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 Machine is an elegant and revelatory mediation on the dawn of the digital era.

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Pages: 208
Size: 278 KB
Publisher: Picador
Date published:   2012
ISBN: 9781250024589 (DRM-EPUB)

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