The Soul of A New Machine
Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. 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 - DWWilkin - LibraryThing
That this book won the Pulitzer is no surprise. It combines a deft hand at journalism with a subject that at the time was probably little known, though now, 30+ years later, it is very well known. It ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ivan.frade - LibraryThing
The title cannot be more appropriated, as it follows the creation of a computer, from the very first idea to the final product and how it "becomes alive". It was surprising to read today a book about ... Read full review