The Resource Bitwise : a life in code, David Auerbach, (electronic resource)

Bitwise : a life in code, David Auerbach, (electronic resource)

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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
NjBwBT
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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Auerbach, David
  • Computer science
  • Computer science
  • Computer scientists
Label
Bitwise : a life in code, David Auerbach, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0021139206
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101871300
Lccn
oc2018177125
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0021139206
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Bitwise : a life in code, David Auerbach, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0021139206
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101871300
Lccn
oc2018177125
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0021139206
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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