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The Resource Bitwise : a life in code, David Auerbach

Bitwise : a life in code, David Auerbach

Label
Bitwise : a life in code
Title
Bitwise
Title remainder
a life in code
Statement of responsibility
David Auerbach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An exhilarating crossover between memoir and argument demonstrating how computers and algorithms shape our understanding of the world and who we are. As we engineer ever-more intricate algorithms to translate our experiences and narrow the gap that divides us from the machine, we willingly rub out our nuances and our idiosyncrasies--precisely that which makes us human. Bitwise is David Auerbach's thoughtful ode to the computer codes and languages that captured his imagination as a child, and a reflection of how he's both experienced and written the algorithms that have come to taxonomize human speech, knowledge, and behavior--and compel us to do the same. With a philosopher's sense of inquiry and an engineer's eye, Auerbach recounts his childhood spent drawing ferns with the programming language Logo on the Apple IIe, his adventures in early text-based video games, his schooling as an engineer, and his contributions to instant messaging technology developed for Microsoft and then to software built to sift through Google's data stores. His unsettling conclusion--that algorithms are standardizing and coarsening our own lives--is inescapable."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Auerbach, David
Dewey number
004
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.167
LC item number
.A84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auerbach, David
  • Computer science
  • Computer science
  • Computer scientists
Label
Bitwise : a life in code, David Auerbach
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Logo and love -- Chat wars -- Binaries -- Interlude: Foreign tongues -- Naming of parts -- Self-approximations -- Games computers play -- Interlude: Adventures with text -- Big data -- Programming my child -- Big human -- Epilogue: The reduction of language, the flattening of life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9781101871294
Lccn
2017055983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn994517802
  • (OCoLC)994517802
  • 2389267
Label
Bitwise : a life in code, David Auerbach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Logo and love -- Chat wars -- Binaries -- Interlude: Foreign tongues -- Naming of parts -- Self-approximations -- Games computers play -- Interlude: Adventures with text -- Big data -- Programming my child -- Big human -- Epilogue: The reduction of language, the flattening of life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9781101871294
Lccn
2017055983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn994517802
  • (OCoLC)994517802
  • 2389267

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