Close to the Machine

Close to the Machine

Technophilia and Its Discontents

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:

With a New Introduction by Jaron Lanier

A Salon Best Book of the Year

In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool---a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond the grasp of most users. With intimate and unflinching detail, software engineer Ellen Ullman examines the strange ecstasy of being at the forefront of the predominantly male technological revolution, and the difficulty of translating the inherent messiness of human life into artful and efficient code. Close to the Machine is an elegant and revelatory mediation on the dawn of the digital era.

Publisher: New York :, Picador / Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,, 2012.
Edition: 1st Picador ed.
ISBN: 9781250002488
Branch Call Number: BIO ULLMAN E. Ullman
Characteristics: xv, 189 pages ;,21 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at My Library

To Top