Coders: Who they are, what they think

From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson a brilliant and immersive study of one the most powerful tribes in the world today computer programmers where they come from how they think what makes for greatness in their world and what should give us pause

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Author Clive Thompson
ISBN 9781529019001
Weight (kg) 0.34
Publisher Pan Macmillan

Facebook’s algorithms shaping the news. Uber’s cars flocking the streets. Revolution on Twitter and romance on Tinder. We live in a world constructed of computer code. Coders – software programmers – are the people who built it for us. And yet their worlds and minds are little known to outsiders.

In Coders, Wired columnist Clive Thompson presents a brilliantly original anthropological reckoning with the most influential tribe in today’s world, interrogating who they are, how they think, what they value, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause.

One of the most prominent journalists writing on technology today, Clive Thompson takes us into the minds of coders, the most quietly influential people on the planet, in a journey into the heart of the machine – and the men and women who made it.


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