Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents
By Ellen Ullman
Ellen Ullman's cult classic memoir of the world of computers during the internet revolution
Close to the Machine has become a cult classic: Ellen Ullman's humane, insightful, and beautifully written memoir explores the ever-complicating intersections between people and technology; the strange ecstasies of programming; the messiness of life and the artful efficiency of code. It is a deeply personal, prescient account of working at the forefront of computing. With a new introduction by Jaron Lanier, author of You Are Not a Gadget.
Cover illustration by Clare Skeats
Published 14 March 2013