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Moths in the Machine: The Power and Perils of Programming

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For better or worse, computers are not literally running our lives. They are extraordinarily helpful in all aspects of our daily routines, from banking to transportation, shopping to surgery. On the other hand, a "bug" in a computer program can now lead to dire consequences, making the rule of the computer programmer more valuable than ever before.
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 10th 2000 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Dec 14, 2008 Rickeclectic rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Computer newbies, non computer folks in the computer business
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Great book for people who are not computer folks. I used this book for a graduate course I taught on how to start and run computer companies. The business people learned something about technology and the computer people learned something about business from this book. It is a good casual read. The title chapter is the true story of how a moth got caught in the switches of one of the early computers and became the namesake of computer "bugs."
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