The Naked Computer

Joe Cottonwood / Dedicated to Cyprian E. and the Gang at Onitsha

Published by 1974 Black Dragon Books San Francisco, Interior Clean and Unmarked, 1974
Condition: Good Condition Soft cover
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Cover shows age, and some chipping, minor stains. Paperback : soft cover edition in good plus condition, a typical used book with slight wear to edges and spine. Some minor bumping or creases. Overall good / nice copy of this scarce title. Excellent reading on the subject. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand for yourself. Or would make an ideal gift for the fan / reader in your life. Reading is one of the great pleasures in life. Joe Cottonwood is an American author of fiction and poetry for adults and children. He was born in 1947 and lives in La Honda, California. Writer of The Adventures of Boone Barnaby (Scholastic, 1990), Danny Ain't (Scholastic 1992), Quake! (Scholastic 1995), Babcock (Scholastic 1996). Clear Heart , The Naked Computer (Black Dragon Books 1974), Famous Potatoes (Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence 1978), Frank City (Goodbye) (Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence 1981). Son of a Poet ( John Daniel 1986). A user review of Naked Computer : This is the first novel by Joe Cottonwood, who went on to achieve cult fame with Famous Potatoes and then Frank City, Goodbye . He doesn't bother to mention this book.; perhaps he's embarrassed? This is a . vanity press edition with a print run of 400 copies, so it's difficult to find. It's the kind of book you expect would vanish without a trace, except I find it worth remembering and even savoring. The main character is a madman programmer, realistically and sympathetically rendered. Note that programming is a highly structured activity, and becoming a programmer enforces a logical mental discipline that warps your thinking and permeates your life. So the rational programmer is doomed to clash with a world that refuses to be sensible. What are we supposed to do about that? I don't exactly know the answer, and I wouldn't even say an answer exists, but the question is important. Logic crowds out magic, and magic sneers at logic, but we need both to be human. The Naked Computer captures the spirit of the programmer and his struggle better than any other fictional portrait I know, and I was touched by it. Size: Novel / Fiction / Enjoyable Reading. Bookseller Inventory # 5029689

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Title: The Naked Computer

Publisher: 1974 Black Dragon Books San Francisco, Interior Clean and Unmarked

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Soft Cover / Paperback

Illustrator: Cover and Frontis Illustrations

Book Condition:Good Condition

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Book Type: Author's First Novel / Rare

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