Close to the Machine
Close to the Machine
Technophilia and Its Discontents

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.

Title Close to the Machine
Subtitle Technophilia and Its Discontents
Author Ellen Ullman
Publisher City Lights Publishers
Title First Published 01 November 1997
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 189 p.
ISBN-10 0872863328
ISBN-13 9780872863323
Publication Date 01 November 1997
Main content page count 189
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $12.95

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