Ellen Ullman was a software engineer for twenty years when she began writing about her profession.
Her interests are the effect of computing on its practitioners and on society at large.
She is the author of the memoir Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents.
Her essays, reviews, and opinion pieces have appeared in Harper's, Salon, Wired,
the Washington Post, and the New York Times.
Her novel, The Bug, about a programmer's battle with an elusive bug, will be published in spring 2003.