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What tech calls thinking : an inquiry into the intellectual bedrock of Silicon Valley / Adrian Daub.

Daub, Adrian, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Easton Main Library 338.4 D235w (Text) 31901004475556 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374538644
  • ISBN: 0374538646
  • Physical Description: 152 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Dropping out -- Content -- Genius -- Communication -- Desire -- Disruption -- Failure.
Summary, etc.:
"From FSGO x Logic: a Stanford professor's spirited dismantling of Silicon Valley's intellectual origins"-- Provided by publisher.
Adrian Daub's What Tech Calls Thinking is a lively dismantling of the ideas that form the intellectual bedrock of Silicon Valley. Equally important to Silicon Valley's world-altering innovation are the language and ideas it uses to explain and justify itself. And often, those fancy new ideas are simply old motifs playing dress-up in a hoodie. From the myth of dropping out to the war cry of "disruption," Daub locates the Valley's supposedly original, radical thinking in the ideas of Heidegger and Ayn Rand, the New Age Esalen Foundation in Big Sur, and American traditions from the tent revival to predestination. Written with verve and imagination, What Tech Calls Thinking is an intellectual refutation of Silicon Valley's ethos, pulling back the curtain on the self-aggrandizing myths the Valley tells about itself.
Subject: Internet industry > California, Northern.
High technology industries > California, Northern.
Technology > Social aspects > California, Northern.
Information technology > History.
Technological innovations > History.

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