Brain Candy Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Lists | October 5, 2015

    Zachary Thomas Dodson: IMG 10 Books That Will Change Your Mind about Bats

    Bats are a much-maligned animal. Long thought of as creepy or evil or diseased, a closer look reveals that the wide variety of bat species also... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
18 Local Warehouse Computers Reference- Social Aspects
12 Remote Warehouse Sociology- Media

More copies of this ISBN

Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age


Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: Itand#8217;s here; itand#8217;s everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it? and#147;Choose the former,and#8221; writes Rushkoff, and#147;and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make.and#8221;

In ten chapters, composed of ten and#147;commandsand#8221; accompanied by original illustrations from comic artist Leland Purvis, Rushkoff provides cyber enthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate this new universe.

In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping readers come to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital ageand#150;and#150;and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little book with a big and actionable message.

Product Details

Rushkoff, Douglas
Soft Skull Press
Purvis, Leland
Computers Reference-Social Aspects
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
BandW illustrations throughout
7 x 5 in

Other books you might like

  1. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
    Used Trade Paper $15.50

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » General
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Programming and Languages
Featured Titles » History and Social Science
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Media
Reference » Science Reference » Technology
Science and Mathematics » Featured Titles in Tech » Computers
Science and Mathematics » Featured Titles in Tech » General
Science and Mathematics » Popular Science » Computer Science

Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$14.95 In Stock
Product details 152 pages Soft Skull Press - English 9781593764265 Reviews:
  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at