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What the Dormouse Said By John Markoff

What the Dormouse Said
by John Markoff

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While there have been several written histories of the personal computer, a well-known technology writer has created the first ever to spotlight the unique political and cultural forces of the 1960s that gave rise to this revolutionary technology.
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What the Dormouse Said Summary


What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Culture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry by John Markoff

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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About John Markoff


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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GOR006455554
What the Dormouse Said: How the 60s Culture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry by John Markoff
John Markoff
Used - Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-02-28
310
0143036769
9780143036760
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