What the Dormouse Said

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

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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."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • 0143036769
  • 9780143036760
  • 167,120

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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