What the Dormouse Said

What the Dormouse Said

How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry

Book - 2006
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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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006, ©2005
ISBN: 9780143036760
0143036769
Branch Call Number: 004.16 Ma
Characteristics: xxiii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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