March 15, 2020
Tech, computers, code, security vulnerabilities, hacking elections... We hear about the technical change, but what about the subculture of tech and coders that brought it about? Who are these people who -- in the words of our guest today - "are among the most quietly influential people on the planet"? Rachelle Saunders digs into this topic with writer Clive Thompson, author of the new book "Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World".
- Clive Thompson
Clive Thompson is a journalist who writes about science and technology. He's a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a monthly columnist for Wired magazine; he also write a periodic column about the history of technology for Smithsonian magazine. His work has won several awards, including an Overseas Press Council Award, a Mirror Award, and in 2002/2003 he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. His latest book is called "Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World".
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