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Behind the silicon curtain; the seductions of work in a lonely era

Hayes, Dennis

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ISBN 10: 0896083519 / ISBN 13: 9780896083516
Editorial: South End Press, Boston, 1989
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Título: Behind the silicon curtain; the seductions ...

Editorial: South End Press, Boston

Año de publicación: 1989

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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An eloquent, inside account of trouble in the ersatz paradise of Silicon Valley...The expose of the 'clean rooms' will shock readers...Discussions of computer hackers...and desperate entrepreneurs condemn the corporate atmosphere...The documentation and...daring are commendable.--Kirkus Reviews

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In this statistic-filled polemic, Hayes, a freelance writer, attacks technological progress as a fomenter of isolation and alienation. Focusing on Silicon Valley, he asks if the new technology can be said to have made its citizens' existence "better, more convenient, more comfortable" when quality of life has suffered. Workers are turning increasingly to drugs ("By 1987," Hayes maintains, "the citizens of San Jose spent $50 million each year--or over $700 for each man, woman and child--on illegal drugs") and the divorce rate is the highest in the nation ("Nearly 50 percent of Silicon Valley fathers said that their jobs, not their families, were of primary importance"). The industry has created a new type of itinerant laborer who job-hops and is stalked by "a notorious loneliness . . . the Silicon Syndrome." Hayes suggests no solutions except for a half-hearted concluding paragraph in which workers are urged to unite. But the book's dry presentation is unlikely to spur readers to such action.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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