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Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World

Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World (Paperback)

By Thompson, Clive

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'Masterful . . . [Thompson] illuminates both the fascinating coders and the bewildering technological forces that are transforming the world in which we live.' David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Uber's cars flocking the streets. Revo...lution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of computer code. Coders - software programmers - are the people who built it for us. And yet their worlds and minds are little known to outsiders. In Coders, Wired columnist Clive Thompson presents a brilliantly original anthropological reckoning with the most influential tribe in today's world, interrogating who they are, how they think, what they value, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. One of the most prominent journalists writing on technology today, Clive Thompson takes us into the minds of coders, the most quietly influential people on the planet, in a journey into the heart of the machine - and the men and women who made it.
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ISBN 9781529019001
Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529019001
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 10 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Thompson, Clive
Category Computer Programming
Impact Of Computing & IT On Society
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 29mm
Dewey Code 005.1
Weight 314g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Computer programmers, Computer programming - Social aspects
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade