Most histories of the personal computer industry focus on technology or business. John Markoffas landmark book is about the culture and consciousness behind the first PCsathe culture being countera and the consciousness expanded, sometimes chemically. Itas a brilliant evocation of Stanford, California, in the 1960s and a70s, 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 Capan 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.What the Dormouse Said is a poignant, funny, and inspiring book by one of the smartest technology writers around.
|Title||:||What the Dormouse Said|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2005-04-21|