Uncanny Valley

A Memoir

Ranked #25 in Silicon Valley, Ranked #81 in Mathematician Biographysee more rankings.

The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital age

In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course,...

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Can Duruk Interesting thread about @annawiener’s book. I’d like us, as the tech industry, to move past framing every single criticism or commentary on our work as “anti tech screed”. Seems like books like this are key, but it requires an open and inquisitive mind more than anything. https://t.co/OCCgGyScwQ (Source)

Kara Swisher @AmyAlex63 @GuardianUS Agreed but it is a great book and very sly (Source)

Robert Went Great book! Uncanny Valley author @annawiener on the stories tech companies tell themselves. My hope is to provide an ordinary employee’s perspective, which is one that for many different reasons is harder for a lot of people to share publicly https://t.co/sUzc5wJeCk (Source)

Sriram Krishnan I’ve been trying to process my thoughts on @annawiener’s “Uncanny Valley”. If you work in tech it’s a must read. And I would urge you to do it without reading the reviews for they don’t capture the book. 🧵 below. (Source)

Phillip Picardi I would tell you to buy @annawiener’s book right now on Amazon, but that feels against her message in the book! So pick it up at a local bookstore if you can. I happened to listen to it on Audible (I know, I know) BUT: She is funny and has great comedic timing on top of it all! (Source)

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