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The Resource I love my computer because my friends live in it : stories from an online life, Jess Kimball Leslie

I love my computer because my friends live in it : stories from an online life, Jess Kimball Leslie

Label
I love my computer because my friends live in it : stories from an online life
Title
I love my computer because my friends live in it
Title remainder
stories from an online life
Statement of responsibility
Jess Kimball Leslie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie's hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays paint a clear picture: That all of us have a much more twisted, meaningful, emotional relationship with the online world than we realize or let on. Coming of age in suburban Connecticut in the late '80s and early '90s, Jess looked to the nascent Internet to find the tribes she couldn't find IRL: fellow Bette Midler fans; women who seemed impossibly sure of their sexuality; people who worked with computers every day as part of their actual jobs without being ridiculed as nerds. It's in large part because of her embrace of an online life that Jess is where she is now, happily married, with a wife, son, and dog, and making a living of analyzing Internet trends and forecasting the future of tech. She bets most people would credit technology for many of their successes, too, if they could only shed the notion that it's as a mind-numbing drug on which we're all overdosing"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kimball Leslie, Jess
Dewey number
302.231
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM742
LC item number
.K557 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kimball Leslie, Jess
  • Social media
  • Social media
Target audience
adult
Label
I love my computer because my friends live in it : stories from an online life, Jess Kimball Leslie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
224 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780762461714
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016050719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1816336
  • 850429
Label
I love my computer because my friends live in it : stories from an online life, Jess Kimball Leslie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
224 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780762461714
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016050719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1816336
  • 850429

Library Locations

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