1800 046 240
to contact our Paddington Store
Looking for another store?

9781529018998

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $32.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781529018998
Published: April 2019

See more information below

This is a new book. Condition: Brand New.

Hello, world.

Facebook's algorithms shaping the news. Self-driving cars roaming the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of code--and coders are the ones who built it for us. From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson comes a brilliant anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers, in a book that interrogates who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. They are the most quietly influential people on the planet, and Coders shines a light on their culture.

In pop culture and media, the people who create the code that rules our world are regularly portrayed in hackneyed, simplified terms, as ciphers in hoodies. Thompson goes far deeper, dramatizing the psychology of the invisible architects of the culture, exploring their passions and their values, as well as their messy history. Programmers shape our everyday behavior: When they make something easy to do, we do more of it. When they make it hard or impossible, we do less of it. Thompson wrestles with the major controversies of our era, from the "disruption" fetish of Silicon Valley to the struggle for inclusion by marginalized groups.

To understand the world today, we need to understand code and its consequences. With Coders,Thompson gives a definitive look into the heart of the machine.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9781529018998
Published: April 2019

Number of pages: 448
Width: 153 mm
Height: 232 mm
Depth: 40 mm

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

blog comments powered by Disqus

This item is only on the shelf at the following Berkelouw bookshops. Please contact them directly to hold your copy.

Availability and price subject to change at any time.