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The Resource Artifacts : an archaeologist's year in Silicon Valley, Christine Finn

Artifacts : an archaeologist's year in Silicon Valley, Christine Finn

Label
Artifacts : an archaeologist's year in Silicon Valley
Title
Artifacts
Title remainder
an archaeologist's year in Silicon Valley
Statement of responsibility
Christine Finn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finn, Christine
Dewey number
979.4/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F868.S25
LC item number
F56 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finn, Christine
  • Finn, Christine
  • Finn, Christine
  • Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
  • Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
  • Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County, Calif.)
  • Material culture
  • Technological innovations
  • Computers
  • Technology and civilization
  • Archaeologists
  • Archaeologists
  • Civilization
  • Computers
  • Manners and customs
  • Material culture
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • Travel
  • California
  • Software-industrie
  • Leefwijze
  • Culturele aspecten
Summary expansion
Silicon Valley, a small place with few identifiable geologic or geographic features, has achieved a mythical reputation in a very short time. The modern material culture of the Valleymay be driven by technology, but it also encompasses architecture, transportation, food, clothing, entertainment, intercultural exchanges, and rituals.Combining a reporter's instinct for a goodinterview with traditional archaeological training, Christine Finn brings the perspectives of thepast and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the areain 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapidtrajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense thatwhatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has oneconomic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle siliconchips and where more money can be made babysitting for post-IPO couples than working in a factory. The ways that people are working and adapting, are becoming wealthy or barely getting by, arevisible in the cultural landscape of the fifteen cities that make up the area called "SiliconValley."
Label
Artifacts : an archaeologist's year in Silicon Valley, Christine Finn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46661745
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xlix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780262062244
Lccn
2001030660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46661745
  • (OCoLC)46661745
Label
Artifacts : an archaeologist's year in Silicon Valley, Christine Finn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm46661745
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xlix, 244 pages
Isbn
9780262062244
Lccn
2001030660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46661745
  • (OCoLC)46661745

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