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What the dormouse said--

how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry

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An edition of What the dormouse said (2005)

What the dormouse said--

how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry

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Viking
Language
English
Pages
310

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An analysis of the political and cultural forces that gave rise to the personal computer chronicles its development through the people, politics, and social upheavals that defined its time, from a teenage anti-war protester who laid the groundwork for the PC revolution to the imprisoned creator of the first word processing software for the IBM PC.

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What the Dormouse Said
2008, Penguin Group USA, Inc.
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New York

Table of Contents

The prophet and the true believers
Augmentation
Red-diaper baby
Free U
Dealing lightning
Scholars and barbarians
Momentum
Borrowing fire from the Gods.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-299) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
004.16
Library of Congress
QA76.17 .M37 2005

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xxiii, 310 p. :
Number of pages
310

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17921851M
Internet Archive
whatdormousesaid00mark
ISBN 10
0670033820
LCCN
2004061181
OCLC/WorldCat
57068812
Library Thing
68408
Goodreads
4844

Work Description

Most histories of the personal computer industry focus on technology or business. John Markoff's landmark book is about the culture and consciousness behind the first PCs—the culture being counter– and the consciousness expanded, sometimes chemically. It's a brilliant evocation of Stanford, California, in the 1960s and '70s, where a group of visionaries set out to turn computers into a means for freeing minds and information. In these pages one encounters Ken Kesey and the phone hacker Cap'n Crunch, est and LSD, The Whole Earth Catalog and the Homebrew Computer Lab. What the Dormouse Said is a poignant, funny, and inspiring book by one of the smartest technology writers around.

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