Bit Rot: Stories & Essays

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Item#: 9780345812155
Author Coupland, Douglas
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Bit Rot, a new collection from Douglas Coupland that explores the different ways 20th-century notions of the future are being shredded, is a gem of the digital age. ReadingBit Rotfeels a lot like bingeing on Netflix... you can't stop with just one.<
>"Bit rot" is a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously and quickly decompose. As Coupland writes, "Bit rot also describes the way my
ain has been feeling since 2000, as I shed older and weaker neurons and connections and enhance new and unexpected ones."<
>Bit Rotthe book explores the ways humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness. Coupland, just like the Internet, mixes forms to achieve his ends. Short fiction is interspersed with essays on all aspects of modern life. The result is addictively satisfying for Coupland's legion of fans hungry for his observations about our world. For almost three decades, his unique pattern recognition has powered his fiction, and his phrase-making. Every page ofBit Rotis full of wit, surprise and delight.<
>From the Hardcover edition.