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Coders : the making of a new tribe and the remaking of the world / Clive Thompson.

Author/Creator:
Thompson, Clive, 1968- author.
Publication:
New York : Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
436 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Computer programmers.
Computer programming -- Social aspects.
Computer programming -- Psychological aspects.
Interpersonal relations.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Computer programmers.
Computer programming -- Psychological aspects.
Computer programming -- Social aspects.
Information technology -- Social aspects.
Interpersonal relations.
Summary:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [381]-422) and index.
Other format:
Online version: Thompson, Clive, 1968- author. Coders
ISBN:
9780735220560
0735220565
OCLC:
1076460563
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