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The Resource Uncanny valley : a memoir, Anna Wiener

Uncanny valley : a memoir, Anna Wiener

Label
Uncanny valley : a memoir
Title
Uncanny valley
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Anna Wiener
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The story of Anna Wiener's time spent working in Silicon Valley as the tech industry went through monumental changes." --
  • "In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener -- stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial -- left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course, progress. Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building. Part coming-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener's memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry's shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment. Unsparing and incisive, Uncanny Valley is a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand." --
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  • Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiener, Anna
Dewey number
  • 338.4/760979473
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC107.C2
LC item number
H5335 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wiener, Anna
  • High technology industries
  • Internet industry
  • High technology industries
  • Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Science & Technology
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Computer Industry
  • COMPUTERS / Social Aspects
  • High technology industries
  • High technology industries
  • Social conditions
  • California
  • High technology industries
  • Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
  • Arbeitswelt
  • Technologieunternehmen
  • Unternehmensgründung
  • Silicon Valley
Label
Uncanny valley : a memoir, Anna Wiener
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1134987271
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780374539016
Lccn
2019021999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1134987271
Label
Uncanny valley : a memoir, Anna Wiener
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1134987271
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780374539016
Lccn
2019021999
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1134987271

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