What We Are Reading Today: ‘Middle Tech’ by Paula Bialski

Contrary to much of the popular discourse, not all technology is seamless and awesome; some of it is simply “good enough.” “In Middle Tech,” Paula Bialski offers an ethnographic study of software developers at a non-flashy, non-start-up corporate tech company. Their stories reveal why software isn’t perfect and how developers communicate, care, and compromise to make software work—or at least work until the next update.

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