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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
Title variation
B1tw1se
Title variation remainder
a l1fe 1n c0de
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An exhilarating, elegant memoir and a significant polemic on how computers and algorithms shape our understanding of the world and of who we are. Bitwise is a wondrous ode to the computer languages and codes that captured technologist David Auerbach's imagination. With a philosopher's sense of inquiry, 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 education as an engineer, and his contributions to instant messaging technology developed for Microsoft and the servers powering Google's data stores. A lifelong student of the systems that shape our lives--from the psychiatric taxonomy of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual to how Facebook tracks and profiles its users--Auerbach reflects on how he has experienced the algorithms that taxonomize human speech, knowledge, and behavior and that compel us to do the same. Into this exquisitely crafted, wide-ranging memoir of a life spent with code, Auerbach has woven an eye-opening and searing examination of the inescapable ways in which algorithms have both standardized and coarsened our lives. As we engineer ever more intricate technology to translate our experiences and narrow the gap that divides us from the machine, Auerbach argues, we willingly erase our nuances and our idiosyncrasies--precisely the things that make us human."--Dust jacket
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
  • Computer science
  • Computer scientists
  • Philosophy
  • United States
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
Control code
ocn994517802
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
(OCoLC)994517802
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
Control code
ocn994517802
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
(OCoLC)994517802

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