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The Resource Goodbye for now : a novel, Laurie Frankel

Goodbye for now : a novel, Laurie Frankel

Label
Goodbye for now : a novel
Title
Goodbye for now
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Frankel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sam Elliot meets love-of-his-life Meredith at the Internet dating company where they both work, then gets fired when a competitor starts getting all the business. To comfort Meredith when her grandmother dies, Sam draws on all of grandmas emails, Facebook posts, and Skype to create a computer program that simulates one last conversation between her and Meredith, a computer simulation of Livvie who can respond to email or video chat just as if she were still alive. It's not supernatural, it's computer science. Meredith loves it, and the couple begins to wonder if this is something that could help more people through their grief. And thus, the company RePose is born. The business takes off, but for every person who just wants to say good-bye, there is someone who can't let go.--B.I.P
Summary
Creating an algorithm to improve his internet dating employer's match success rate only to be fired for being too effective, Sam Elliot develops a computer program that creates compelling human simulations that allow people to say final goodbyes to lost loved ones
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10129972
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frankel, Laurie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.R389
LC item number
G66 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Small business
Target audience
adult
Label
Goodbye for now : a novel, Laurie Frankel
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn761846821
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780385536189
Lccn
2011051266
System control number
(OCoLC)761846821
Label
Goodbye for now : a novel, Laurie Frankel
Publication
Control code
ocn761846821
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780385536189
Lccn
2011051266
System control number
(OCoLC)761846821

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