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The Eudaemonic Pie
     

The Eudaemonic Pie

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by Thomas A. Bass
 

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A classic story about beating roulette with the world�s first wearable computers. �A veritable pi�ata of a book,� said The New York Times, which ranges from the invention of personal computers through the history of gambling to breaking the bank in Las Vegas. �Bass has done the best job so far of capturing the marriage of technical imagination and communal coziness

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A classic story about beating roulette with the world�s first wearable computers. �A veritable pi�ata of a book,� said The New York Times, which ranges from the invention of personal computers through the history of gambling to breaking the bank in Las Vegas. �Bass has done the best job so far of capturing the marriage of technical imagination and communal coziness that gave rise to Silicon Valley,� said the Los Angeles Times. �An extraordinary story,� said Nature. �Behind the fun and games there lies an economic parable for the decade just passed.� A madcap adventure and insanely comedic, this is �an astonishing and fascinating tale of scientific heroism,� said Richard Dawkins.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149466542
Publisher:
Bass Inc.
Publication date:
05/02/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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The Eudaemonic Pie 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A snapshot of the idealism of the 1970s, a load of info about gambling, physics, and computers. An enticing, delightful, funny book. Recommended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this well written and interesting book when I read it years ago (as a teenager). I reread the book not too long ago and was mildly surprised that I still find it captivating. The main characters in the Eudaemonic Pie have gone on to live interesting lives, that parallel those described in the book. I believe that last I read, two of the original founders left Los Alamos and their research on chaos theory to start up a company that used chaos theory to predict market trends/fluctuations. Amusing, clever, far-out, thought provoking all come to mind when describing this book.