FREE SHIPPING

on all orders of $79 or more

$5 OFF your purchase of $75 or more!
Use coupon code FRIDAY in checkout.

Geek Sublime The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

, by
Geek Sublime The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty by Chandra, Vikram, 9781555976859
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9781555976859 | 1555976859
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/2/2014
  • Buy New Book

    In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours

    $11.71

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.

You might also enjoy...



Please wait while the item is added to your bag...