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Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents Paperback – Jan. 1 2001

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  • ISBN-10 : 0872863328
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0872863323
  • Paperback : 189 pages
  • Item Weight : 227 g
  • Product Dimensions : 12.7 x 1.52 x 20.32 cm
  • Publisher : City Lights Publishers (Jan. 1 2001)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.1 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

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If there is such a thing as a typical computer programmer, Ellen Ullman is not it. She's female, a former communist, bisexual, old enough to be a twentysomething's mom, and not a nerd. She runs her own computer-consulting business in San Francisco and in Close to the Machine explores a world in which "the real world and its uses no longer matter." This memoir examines the relationship between human and machine, between material and cyberworlds and reminds us that the body and soul exist before and after any machine. The wit Ullman brings to her National Public Radio commentaries shines through in the prose.

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