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By Ellen Ullman

Close to the computer: Technophilia and Its Discontents, Ellen Ullman's cult vintage memoir of the realm of pcs within the Eighties and early Nineteen Nineties, is an perception of a global we infrequently see up close.

"Astonishing... very unlikely to place down"San Francisco Chronicle

"We see the seduction on the middle of programming: embedded within the hijinks and hieroglyphics are the esoteric mysteries of the human mind"Wired

Close to the Machinehas turn into a cult vintage: Ellen Ullman's humane, insightful, and fantastically written memoir explores the ever-complicating intersections among humans and know-how; the unusual ecstasies of programming; the messiness of lifestyles and the crafty potency of code. it's a deeply own, prescient account of operating on the vanguard of computing.

With a brand new advent through Jaron Lanier, writer ofYou aren't a Gadget

"By turns hilarious and sobering, this narrow gem of a e-book chronicles the Silicon Valley manner of life... choked with delicately profound insights into paintings, cash, love, and the hunt for a existence that matters"Newsweek

Ellen Ullman'sClose to the Machine, a memoir of her time as a software program engineer in the course of the early years of the web revolution, grew to become a cult vintage and proven her as a author of substantial expertise; along with her moment book,The Bug, she turned an acclaimed and important novelist;By Bloodis her 3rd. All 3 titles are released within the united kingdom via Pushkin Press. Her essays and opinion items were greatly released in venues such asHarper's,The ny Times,Salon, andWired. She lives in San Francisco.

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