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Life in code : a personal history of technology / Ellen Ullman.

Ullman, Ellen, (author.).

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 005.1092 ULL (Text) 36626103879698 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 005.1092 ULL (Text) 78551000532923 Non-Fiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City LEASED NON-FICTION 005.1 ULLMAN (Text) 30403002264307 Adult - Non-Fiction Bestseller Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 005.1092 ULL (Text) 78731000502138 New NF Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374534516
  • Physical Description: viii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: 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 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.
Subject: Ullman, Ellen.
Computer programmers > United States > Biography.
Computer programming > History.
Internet > History.

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