In the last episode of 2020, we took a stroll through the little known corridors of coding history with Clive Thompson. Clive is a technology and science journalist for the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Smithsonian, and many other outlets. In his new book Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World*, he explores how computer programmers - the people who are increasingly running the world - think and what are their plans for changing the way WE work, think and live. In this episode, he tells us incredible stories of coding past and present, giving us a glimpse into how the future is made. When you finish listening to this episode, connect with Clive on Twitter, visit his website, and enjoy reading his books*.
Mentioned in this episode:
Clive on Twitter: https://twitter.com/pomeranian99
Clive’s website: https://www.clivethompson.net/
Clive Thompson, Coders: The Making of the New Tribe and the Remaking of the World at https://amzn.to/34Kf3pR*
About Betty Holberton at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Holberton
About Margaret Hamilton at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Hamilton_(software_engineer)
Michael Abrash, Graphics Programming Black Book at https://amzn.to/3mSxoXV*
BBC micro:bit at https://microbit.org/
Jordan Mechner, The Making of Prince of Persia at https://amzn.to/2KK7hoZ*
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