The Soul of a New Machine
Tracy Kidder's The Soul of a New Machine, the compelling account of the inventors of a new mini-supercomputer for the young Data General company, is the best chronicle of the computer age and the extraordinary people who have created it. A compelling account of individual sacrifice and ingenuity, it became an instant classic on publication and won a Pulitzer Prize. The Wall Street Journal described it as "fascinating" and "provocative", and The New York Times Book Review praised its "high level of narrative art". This Modern Library edition includes a new introduction by Tracy Kidder. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - breic - LibraryThing
A very nice story of how a small team of engineers works to create a new computer for Data General in the late 1970s. The computer is not particularly groundbreaking, a new 32-bit computer that is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - richjj - LibraryThing
How does this book manage its narrative from such subject matter? Technical computer processor design and the office lives of people working on a corporate project. Dense technical details are ... Read full review