Life in Code

Life in Code

by Ellen Ullman

Price: $26.00(Hardcover)
Published: August 08, 2017
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The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, from the author of the seminal Close to the Machine

When Ellen Ullman moved to San Francisco and became a computer programmer in the late 1970s, she was joining an idealistic, exclusive, and almost exclusively male cadre that had dreams and aspirations to change the world. In 1997 she wrote 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.

The intervening twenty years has seen, among other things, the rise of the Internet, the ubiquity of once unimaginably powerful computers, and the thorough transformation of our economy and society—as Ullman’s clique of socially awkward West Coast geeks became our new elite, elevated for and insulated by a technical mastery that few could achieve.

In Life in Code, her first book of nonfiction since Close to the Machine, Ullman unlocks and explains—and does not always celebrate—how we got to now, as only she can, with a fluency and expertise that’s unusual in someone with her humanistic worldview, and with the sharp insight and personal storytelling that are uniquely her own. Life in Code is an essential text toward our understanding of the last twenty years—and the next twenty.

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About The Author
Ellen Ullman
Ellen Ullman is the author of a novel, The Bug, a New York Times Notable Book and runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the cult classic memoir Close to the Machine, based on her years as a rare female computer programmer in the early years of the personal computer era. She lives in San Francisco.
Release Info
  • $26.00 (Hardcover)
  • August 08, 2017
  • MCD
  • 288
  • 0374534519
  • 9780374534516
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