Anna Wiener - Uncanny Valley: A Memoir

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When Wiener left New York publishing for the bright promise of Silicon Valley, she found a world almost too good to be true: lavish and extravagant, it was full of brilliant and idealistic people determined to reshape the future. But as she recounts in this acutely observed memoir, it was also reckless, unregulated, and power hungry. Building on her 2016 n+1 article—which was so popular that demand for it shut down the magazine’s website for two weeks—Wiener, now a contributing writer to The New Yorker online, combines the story of her own journey into and out of the big-tech bubble with an even-handed and trenchant analysis of the Valley’s shift from idealism to the latest iteration of corporate tyranny.

 

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Non Fiction
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$27.00
ISBN: 9780374278014
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Published: MCD - January 14th, 2020