The Bug

The Bug

By Ellen Ullman

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An irrepressible computer bug wreaks havoc with the lives of the experts who try to defeat it

In one of the computer-dictated pauses that now constantly intrude on our lives, Roberta Walton starts to think back twenty years, to her first job in computing, to the bug she found there and the man it destroyed. Ellen Ullman's acclaimed first novel compellingly, thrillingly explores the connections between us and our machines, and between programming, obsession and madness. The bug-bug UI-01017, The Jester-teases, defies and threatens its creators.

Translated by
Cover illustration by Clare Skeats
368 pp
Published 14 March 2013
ISBN 9781908968142
B-Format Paperback

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