Coders (Penguin)
Friday, 10 April 2020

This book, with the subtitle "The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World" is an anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe in the world today, computer programmers. Author Clive Thompson asks who they are, how they think, what qualifies as greatness in their world, and what should give us pause. Thompson gets close to some of the great programmers of our time, including the creators of Facebook's News Feed, Instagram, and Google's cutting-edge AI.



Author: Clive Thompson
Publisher: Penguin
Date: March 2020
Pages: 448
ISBN: 978-0735220584
Print: 0735220581
Kindle:  B07L8L4FP7
Audience: People interested in how programmers think
Level: Introductory
Category: General interest

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