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What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal ComputerIndustry
     

What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal ComputerIndustry

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by John Markoff
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101201084
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/21/2005
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
997,697
File size:
508 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John Markoff is a senior writer for The New York Times who has coauthored Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier and the bestselling Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of Kevin Mitnick, America’s Most Wanted Computer Outlaw.

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