Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents.

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A candid account of the life of a software engineer who runs her own computer consulting business. Immersed in the abstract world of information, algorithms, and networks, she would like to give in to the seductions of the programmer's world, where "weird logic dreamers" like herself live "close to the machine." Still, she is keenly aware that body and soul are not mechanical. 189p. 

Author: Ellen Ullman.

Title: Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents.

Publisher: City Lights Books, 1997.

ISBN-10: 0872863328; ISBN-13: 9780872863323.

Condition: Unmarked. Very Good.

Paperback. (#28244)

Keywords: History of Technology, Computer Algorithms, Programming, Code, Machines, Artificial Intelligence, Technophilia, Luddite, Technology, Computers,  Biography, 0872863328, 9780872863323


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