Overview for A Human Silicon Chip
A Human Silicon Chip tries to capture the philosophical underside of the information revolution even as it traces the boom and bust of the dot corm era. This is not a defining portrait of a young man caught in the gold rush of the silicon valley boom years. There is no conscious portrayal of the physical or mental characteristics of any single entrepreneur who contributed to this boom. The aim of the writer is to evoke the philosophical underpinnings of the whirlwind that arose in the decade of the nineties in the silicon valley. The excitement involved with accomplishing anything, the visceral power of human cupidity, and the distant rumble of sibling rivalry, is all that this story is about. There is no further metamessage.
Nishi Chawla (Author)
Nishi Chawla is a writer as well as an academic. Her first novel, The Twist of Truth, was published by Har-Anand. It dealt with the politico-philosophical theme of a terrorist who engages in the mission with self-doubt as well as self-absorption. Nishi Chawla grew up in India where she taught English Literature in a Delhi University college for nearly two decades. She is now settles with her family in a suburb of Washington D.C. She teaches courses in World Literatures and in Writing at the University of Maryland University College, Maryland, as well as at the George Washington University, Washington D.C., from where she earned her doctorate in English.