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Coders : the making of a new tribe and the remaking of the world

Author: Clive Thompson
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers - where they come from, how they think, what makes for greatness in their world, and what should give us pause"
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clive Thompson
ISBN: 9780735220560 0735220565
OCLC Number: 1097589286
Description: 436 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The software update that changed reality --
The four waves of coders --
Constant frustration and bursts of joy --
Among the INTJs --
The cult of efficiency --
10x, rock stars, and the myth of meritocracy --
The ENIAC girls vanish --
Hackers, crackers, and freedom fighters --
Cucumbers, Skynet, and rise of the AI --
Scale, trolls, and big tech --
Blue-collar coding.
Responsibility: Clive Thompson.

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"From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers - where they come from, how they think, what makes for greatness in their world, and what should give us pause"

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