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The Resource Computing as writing, Daniel Punday

Computing as writing, Daniel Punday

Label
Computing as writing
Title
Computing as writing
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Punday
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book examines the common metaphor that equates computing and writing, tracing it from the naming of devices ('notebook' computers) through the design of user interfaces (the 'desktop') to how we describe the work of programmers ('writing' code). Computing as Writing ponders the implications and contradictions of the metaphor, which isn't simply a set of techniques or a collection of technologies but also an idea that resonates throughout contemporary culture. He addresses a wide array of subjects, including film representations of computing (Desk Set, The Social Network), Neal Stephenson's famous open source manifesto, J. K. Rowling's legal battle with a fan site, the sorting of digital libraries, subscription services like Netflix, and the Apple versus Google debate over openness in computing. Punday shows how contemporary authors are caught between traditional notions of writerly authority and computing's emphasis on doing things with writing. What does it mean to be a writer today? Is writing code for an app equivalent to writing a novel? Should we change how we teach writing? Punday's answers to these questions and others are original and refreshing, and push the study of digital media in productive new directions."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Punday, Daniel
Dewey number
802.85
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.T37
LC item number
P86 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and technology
  • Digital media
  • Authorship
  • Communication and technology
  • Literature and society
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Authorship
  • Communication and technology
  • Digital media
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and technology
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Computing as writing, Daniel Punday
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My documents: remembering the Memex -- Writing, work, and profession -- Programmer as writer -- E-books, libraries, and feelies -- Invention, patents, and the technological system -- Audience today: between literature and performance -- Conclusion: invention, creativity, and the teaching of writing
Control code
897042154
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 179 pages
Isbn
9780816697021
Lccn
2014043042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)897042154
Label
Computing as writing, Daniel Punday
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My documents: remembering the Memex -- Writing, work, and profession -- Programmer as writer -- E-books, libraries, and feelies -- Invention, patents, and the technological system -- Audience today: between literature and performance -- Conclusion: invention, creativity, and the teaching of writing
Control code
897042154
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvi, 179 pages
Isbn
9780816697021
Lccn
2014043042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)897042154

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