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Machine Beauty

Elegance and the Heart of Technology

Machine Beauty( )
Author: Gelernter, David
Publication Date:Dec 1998
Publisher:Basic Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.99
Book Description:

Our national character, says David Gelernter, is prejudiced against beautiful technology--a prejudice that has saddled us, in the computer age, with inelegant and ugly software, and the refusal to acknowledge the importance of aesthetics in science and engineering. In his central illustration, Gelernter asks why Apple, whose operational systems were obviously more elegant and "cute,” lost out to Microsoft, with its clunky and difficult applications. The answer tells us much...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Computers / Computer Engineering
Computers / Human-Computer Interaction (Hci)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.31 x 8 x 0.43 Inches
Book Weight:6.886 Pounds

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