Geek Sublime

Geek Sublime

The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

eBook - 2014
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The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding

Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code?
Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of tech geeks, the omnipresence of an "Indian Mafia" in Silicon Valley, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art. Part literary essay, part technology story, and part memoir, it is an engrossing, original, and heady book of sweeping ideas.

Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781555973261
1555973264
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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spl45y7
Nov 16, 2016

(code life - real = robot)

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DMajorStudio
Mar 26, 2016

Very good read.
Contains some solid insight to the world of IT and language.

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Nov 16, 2016

spl45y7 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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