The Resource Life in code : a personal history of technology, Ellen Ullman

Life in code : a personal history of technology, Ellen Ullman

Label
Life in code : a personal history of technology
Title
Life in code
Title remainder
a personal history of technology
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Ullman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 [this book] she tells the continuing story of the changes it wrought with a unique, expert perspective. When 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. [This book] is essential to our understanding of the last twenty years-- and the next twenty."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ullman, Ellen
Dewey number
  • 005.1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76.2.U43
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ullman, Ellen
  • Ullman, Ellen
  • Computer programmers
  • Computer programming
  • Internet
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • COMPUTERS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Computer programmers
  • Computer programming
  • Internet
  • United States
Label
Life in code : a personal history of technology, Ellen Ullman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The museum of me
  • Fiber optic nights
  • Off the high
  • To catch a falling knife
  • Part three:
  • Life, artificial
  • Programming the post-human : computer science redefines "life"
  • Is Sadie the Cat a trick?
  • Memory and megabytes
  • Dining with robots
  • Part one:
  • Part four:
  • Three stories about what we owe the past
  • While I was away
  • Close to the mainframe
  • The party line
  • Part five:
  • The hand that writes the code
  • Programming for the millions
  • Boom two : a farewell
  • The programming life
  • Outside of time : reflections on the programming life
  • Come in, CQ
  • The dumbing down of programming : some thoughts on programming, knowing, and the nature of "easy"
  • What we were afraid of as we feared Y2K
  • Part two:
  • The rise and first fall of the Internet
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780374534516
Lccn
2017012764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987376102
  • (OCoLC)ocn987376102
Label
Life in code : a personal history of technology, Ellen Ullman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The museum of me
  • Fiber optic nights
  • Off the high
  • To catch a falling knife
  • Part three:
  • Life, artificial
  • Programming the post-human : computer science redefines "life"
  • Is Sadie the Cat a trick?
  • Memory and megabytes
  • Dining with robots
  • Part one:
  • Part four:
  • Three stories about what we owe the past
  • While I was away
  • Close to the mainframe
  • The party line
  • Part five:
  • The hand that writes the code
  • Programming for the millions
  • Boom two : a farewell
  • The programming life
  • Outside of time : reflections on the programming life
  • Come in, CQ
  • The dumbing down of programming : some thoughts on programming, knowing, and the nature of "easy"
  • What we were afraid of as we feared Y2K
  • Part two:
  • The rise and first fall of the Internet
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780374534516
Lccn
2017012764
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987376102
  • (OCoLC)ocn987376102

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