The Soul of A New Machine
Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder memorably records the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market.
Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations.
The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the twentieth century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dcunning11235 - LibraryThing
This was interesting for its own merits, a snapshot back into a specific time (and a specific project) of the computer industry. But I found it *really* interesting for the description of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
(There are enough editing/proofing errors in this edition to annoy.) Your appreciation of this book will be dependent on your interests and tastes. I have mixed feelings. I read it because I love ... Read full review