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The Bug

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The Book
Ellen Ullman is a "rarity, a computer programmer with a poet’s feeling for language" (Laura Miller, Salon). The Bug breaks new ground in literary fiction, offering us a deep look into the internal lives of people in the technical world. Set in a start-up company in 1984, this highly acclaimed first novel explores what happens when a baffling software flaw—a bug so teasing it is named "the Jester"—threatens the survival of the humans beings who created it.

The Bug

by Ellen Ullman
About
The Book
Ellen Ullman is a "rarity, a computer programmer with a poet’s feeling for language" (Laura Miller, Salon). The Bug breaks new ground in literary fiction, offering us a deep look into the internal lives of people in the technical world. Set in a start-up company in 1984, this highly acclaimed first novel explores what happens when a baffling software flaw—a bug so teasing it is named "the Jester"—threatens the survival of the humans beings who created it.
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What Vikram Chandra says

A beautifully written novel about a programmer’s attempt to find, fix and vanquish a computer bug or error so elusive that it is given a name: “the Jester”. The protagonist’s quest after this ever-vanishing and reappearing “Heisenbug” becomes a poignant meditation on technology’s effects on humans.