"You Are Not Expected to Understand This" (Princeton University Press)
Friday, 16 December 2022

Subtitled "How 26 Lines of Code Changed the World", this book sets out to show that computer code is the result of very human decisions, ones we all live with when we use social media, take photos or drive our cars. Torie Bosch and Kelly Chudler look at how everything from law enforcement to space exploration relies on code written by people who, at the time, made choices and assumptions that would have long-lasting, profound implications for society.

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In the book leading technology experts discuss a host of topics, such as how university databases were programmed long ago to accept only two genders, what the person who programmed the very first pop-up ad was thinking at the time, the first computer worm, the Bitcoin white paper, and perhaps the most famous seven words in Unix history: “You are not expected to understand this.”

Author: Torie Bosch and Kelly Chudler
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Date: November 2022
Pages: 216
ISBN: 978-0691208480
Print: 0691208484
Kindle: B0B1S2PDWV
Audience: General
Level: Introductory
Category: General interest

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