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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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              From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive study of one the most powerful tribes 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.

              ISBN 9781529019001
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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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 (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Thompson, Clive; Read by Ruiz, Rene

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              You use software nearly every instant you're awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every single one of those pieces of software was written by a programmer. Programmers are thus among the most quietly influential people on the planet. As we live in a world made of softwa...re, they're the architects. The decisions they make guide our behavior. When they make something newly easy to do, we do a lot more of it. If they make it hard or impossible to do something, we do less of it. If we want to understand how today's world works, we ought to understand something about coders. Who exactly are the people that are building today's world? What makes them tick? What type of personality is drawn to writing software? And perhaps most interestingly - what does it do to them? One of the first pieces of coding a newbie learns is the program to make the computer say 'Hello, world!' Like that piece of code, Clive Thompson's Coders is a delightful place to begin to understand this vocation, which is both a profession and a way of life and which essentially didn't exist little more than a generation ago, but now is considered just about the only safe bet we can make about what the future holds. Thompson takes us close to some of the great coders of our time and unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first great coders, who were women. Ironically, if we're going to traffic in stereotypes, women are arguably 'naturally' better at coding than men, but they were written out of the history and shoved out of the seats, for reasons that are illuminating. Now programming is indeed, if not a pure brotopia, at least an awfully homogeneous community, which attracts people from a very narrow band of backgrounds and personality types. As Thompson learns, the consequences of that are significant - not least being a fetish for disruption at a scale that doesn't leave much time for pondering larger moral issues of collateral damage. At the same time, coding is a marve
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              ISBN 9781529023930
              Published NZ 28 Jun 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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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 (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Thompson, Clive; Read by Ruiz, Rene

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
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              You use software nearly every instant you're awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every single one of those pieces of software was written by a programmer. Programmers are thus among the most quietly influential people on the planet. As we live in a world made of softwa...re, they're the architects. The decisions they make guide our behavior. When they make something newly easy to do, we do a lot more of it. If they make it hard or impossible to do something, we do less of it. If we want to understand how today's world works, we ought to understand something about coders. Who exactly are the people that are building today's world? What makes them tick? What type of personality is drawn to writing software? And perhaps most interestingly - what does it do to them? One of the first pieces of coding a newbie learns is the program to make the computer say 'Hello, world!' Like that piece of code, Clive Thompson's Coders is a delightful place to begin to understand this vocation, which is both a profession and a way of life and which essentially didn't exist little more than a generation ago, but now is considered just about the only safe bet we can make about what the future holds. Thompson takes us close to some of the great coders of our time and unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first great coders, who were women. Ironically, if we're going to traffic in stereotypes, women are arguably 'naturally' better at coding than men, but they were written out of the history and shoved out of the seats, for reasons that are illuminating. Now programming is indeed, if not a pure brotopia, at least an awfully homogeneous community, which attracts people from a very narrow band of backgrounds and personality types. As Thompson learns, the consequences of that are significant - not least being a fetish for disruption at a scale that doesn't leave much time for pondering larger moral issues of collateral damage. At the same time, coding is a marve
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              ISBN 9781529023923
              Published NZ 28 Jun 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thompson, Clive

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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.

              ISBN 9781529018998
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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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 (Hardback)

              By Thompson, Clive

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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.

              ISBN 9781529018981
              Released NZ 25 Jul 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better

              Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Paperback)

              By Thompson, Clive

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              A brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think.

              ISBN 9780007427796
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2014
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Fundamentals of Risk Management: Understanding, Evaluating and Implementing Effective Enterprise Risk Management
                

              Fundamentals of Risk Management: Understanding, Evaluating and Implementing Effective Enterprise Risk Management (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 6th Revised edition)

              By Thompson, Clive; Hopkin, Paul

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              • Pub Date
                3 Dec 21

              Develop a complete understanding of the core concepts and frameworks of risk management with this guide designed for emerging professionals and students.

              ISBN 9781398602861
              Publisher Kogan Page Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 Dec 2021
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              Water: A Matrix of Life
                

              Water: A Matrix of Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd New edition)

              By Franks, Felix; Inked or colored by Thompson, Clive

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              This is a discussion of 21st-century scientific knowledge of water: its properties, its influence on dissolved substances and its controlling role in the life sciences and ecology. Attention is drawn to water quality, usage, economics and politics.

              ISBN 9780854045839
              Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series RSC Paperbacks
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              Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
               

              Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thompson, Clive

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              [An] 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 --

              ISBN 9780735220584
              Publisher Penguin
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              Fundamentals of Risk Management: Understanding, Evaluating and Implementing Effective Enterprise Risk Management
                

              Fundamentals of Risk Management: Understanding, Evaluating and Implementing Effective Enterprise Risk Management (Hardback, 6th Revised edition)

              By Thompson, Clive; Hopkin, Paul

              • RRP: $574.99
              • $358.24
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              • Pub Date
                3 Dec 21

              Develop a complete understanding of the core concepts and frameworks of risk management with this guide designed for emerging professionals and students.

              ISBN 9781398602885
              Publisher Kogan Page Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 Dec 2021
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