Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ellen Ullman

Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ellen Ullman year 2017
  • Book name: Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology
  • Author: Ellen Ullman
  • Release date: 2017/6/16
  • Publisher: MCD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780374534516
  • Rating: 9.98 of 10
  • Votes: 449
  • Review by: Brysen Steiner
  • Review rating: 8.75 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/18
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Named one of the best books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review, GQ, Slate, San Francisco Chronicle, Bookforum, and KirkusThe 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 MachineThe 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 Ellen 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 an essential text toward our understanding of the last twenty years-and the next twenty.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H28M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: History Of Engineering & Technology, Biography: General, Ethical & Social Aspects Of Computing, Literary Essays, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society, Biography: Science, Technology & Engineering, Biography: Literary, Society & Culture: General
  • Available formats: DOC, PDF, TXT, RB, OEB, WORD, HTM, EPUB. Compressed in CAB, JAR, LZO, RAR, ZIP, 7Z
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 26.72 USD
  • Dimensions: 150x208x25mm
  • Weight: 408g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York
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