Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Life in code

Life in code: a personal history of technology / Ellen Ullman, 306 pgs.

Kind of a memoir, this series of essays by a woman who worked as a software engineer/programmer, is a thoughtful look at her experiences in the tech business, in life with meditations on society. Ullman has a way with words, I found myself re-reading many passages because of what I was learning and how well she was communicating.  Nothing here comes across as nerdy, in fact, the opposite seems more likely.  And, although she talks some about the dominance of white and Asian guys in tech, this isn't a mediation on inclusion or the struggles of a woman in a male dominated arena.  Ullman doesn't have time for small topics, here she seems to be explaining bigger things and doing it well.

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