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              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World
               

              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World (Paperback)

              By Thompson, Clive

              • RRP: $32.50
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              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.

              ISBN 9781529019001
              Released NZ 10 Mar 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World
               

              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Thompson, Clive; Read by Ruiz, Rene

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              You use software nearly every instant you're awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every single one of those pieces of software was written by a programmer. Programmers are thus among the most quietly influential people on the planet. As we live in a world made of softwa...re, they're the architects. The decisions they make guide our behavior. When they make something newly easy to do, we do a lot more of it. If they make it hard or impossible to do something, we do less of it. If we want to understand how today's world works, we ought to understand something about coders. Who exactly are the people that are building today's world? What makes them tick? What type of personality is drawn to writing software? And perhaps most interestingly - what does it do to them? One of the first pieces of coding a newbie learns is the program to make the computer say 'Hello, world!' Like that piece of code, Clive Thompson's Coders is a delightful place to begin to understand this vocation, which is both a profession and a way of life and which essentially didn't exist little more than a generation ago, but now is considered just about the only safe bet we can make about what the future holds. Thompson takes us close to some of the great coders of our time and unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first great coders, who were women. Ironically, if we're going to traffic in stereotypes, women are arguably 'naturally' better at coding than men, but they were written out of the history and shoved out of the seats, for reasons that are illuminating. Now programming is indeed, if not a pure brotopia, at least an awfully homogeneous community, which attracts people from a very narrow band of backgrounds and personality types. As Thompson learns, the consequences of that are significant - not least being a fetish for disruption at a scale that doesn't leave much time for pondering larger moral issues of collateral damage. At the same time, coding is a marve
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              ISBN 9781529023923
              Published NZ 28 Jun 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World

              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Thompson, Clive; Read by Ruiz, Rene

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
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              • In Stock At Publisher

              You use software nearly every instant you're awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every single one of those pieces of software was written by a programmer. Programmers are thus among the most quietly influential people on the planet. As we live in a world made of softwa...re, they're the architects. The decisions they make guide our behavior. When they make something newly easy to do, we do a lot more of it. If they make it hard or impossible to do something, we do less of it. If we want to understand how today's world works, we ought to understand something about coders. Who exactly are the people that are building today's world? What makes them tick? What type of personality is drawn to writing software? And perhaps most interestingly - what does it do to them? One of the first pieces of coding a newbie learns is the program to make the computer say 'Hello, world!' Like that piece of code, Clive Thompson's Coders is a delightful place to begin to understand this vocation, which is both a profession and a way of life and which essentially didn't exist little more than a generation ago, but now is considered just about the only safe bet we can make about what the future holds. Thompson takes us close to some of the great coders of our time and unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first great coders, who were women. Ironically, if we're going to traffic in stereotypes, women are arguably 'naturally' better at coding than men, but they were written out of the history and shoved out of the seats, for reasons that are illuminating. Now programming is indeed, if not a pure brotopia, at least an awfully homogeneous community, which attracts people from a very narrow band of backgrounds and personality types. As Thompson learns, the consequences of that are significant - not least being a fetish for disruption at a scale that doesn't leave much time for pondering larger moral issues of collateral damage. At the same time, coding is a marve
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              ISBN 9781529023930
              Published NZ 28 Jun 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World

              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Thompson, Clive

              • RRP: $37.99
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              From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe 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.

              ISBN 9781529018998
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World

              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World (Hardback)

              By Thompson, Clive

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              From acclaimed tech writer Clive Thompson, a brilliant and immersive anthropological reckoning with the most powerful tribe 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.

              ISBN 9781529018981
              Released NZ 25 Jul 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World
                

              Coders: Who They Are, What They Think and How They Are Changing Our World (EPUB ebook)

              By Thompson, Clive

              You use software nearly every instant you're awake. And this may sound weirdly obvious, but every single one of those pieces of software was written by a programmer. Programmers are thus among the most quietly influential people on the planet. As we live in a world made of softwa...re, they're the architects. The decisions they make guide our behavior. When they make something newly easy to do, we do a lot more of it. If they make it hard or impossible to do something, we do less of it. If we want to understand how today's world works, we ought to understand something about coders. Who exactly are the people that are building today's world? What makes them tick? What type of personality is drawn to writing software? And perhaps most interestingly - what does it do to them? One of the first pieces of coding a newbie learns is the program to make the computer say "Hello, world!" Like that piece of code, Clive Thompson's Coders is a delightful place to begin to understand this vocation, which is both a profession and a way of life, and which essentially didn't exist little more than a generation ago, but now is considered just about the only safe bet we can make about what the future holds. Thompson takes us close to some of the great coders of our time, and unpacks the surprising history of the field, beginning with the first great coders, who were women. Ironically, if we're going to traffic in stereotypes, women are arguably "naturally" better at coding than men, but they were written out of the history, and shoved out of the seats, for reasons that are illuminating. Now programming is indeed, if not a pure brotopia, at least an awfully homogenous community, which attracts people from a very narrow band of backgrounds and personality types. As Thompson learns, the consequences of that are significant - not least being a fetish for disruption at scale that doesn't leave much time for pondering larger moral issues of collateral damage. At the same time, coding is a marve
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              ISBN 9781760785079
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              Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better
               

              Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Paperback)

              By Thompson, Clive

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              A brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think.

              ISBN 9780007427796
              Released NZ 20 Oct 2014
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better
                

              Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

              By Thompson, Clive

              From the 'Wired' and 'New York Times Magazine' contributor, a brilliant examination into how the internet is profoundly changing the way we think.

              ISBN 9780007427789
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              Released NZ 12 Sep 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World
               

              Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World (Hardback)

              By Thompson, Clive

              • RRP: $59.50
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              Portions of this book first appeared The New York Times magazine and Wired --Title page verso.

              ISBN 9780735220560
              Released NZ 26 Mar 2019
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Best of Technology Writing
               

              The Best of Technology Writing (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised edition)

              Edited by Thompson, Clive

              • RRP: $87.99
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              Proves that technology writing is a bona fide literary genre. This volume covers topics such as a molecular gastronomist's recipe for the perfect gin and tonic; 'the Mechanism,' an ancient Greek artifact that might be the world's first laptop computer; and the generation gap caus...ed by parents' and kids' different ideas about privacy online.
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              ISBN 9780472033270
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2008
              Publisher The University of Michigan Pre
              Interest Age 19+ years
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