What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry

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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2006-2-1 Pages: 310 Publisher:. Penguin Most histories of the personal computer industry focus ontechnology or business John Markoff's landmark book is about theculture and consciousness behind the first PCs-the culture beingcounter- and the consciousness expanded . sometimes chemically. It'sa brilliant evocation of Stanford. California. in the 1960s and'70s. where a group of visionaries set out to turn computers into ameans for freeing minds and information. In these pages oneencounters Ken Kesey and the phone hacker Cap 'n Crunch. est andLSD. The Whole Earth Catalog and the Homebrew Computer Lab.What the Dormouse Said is a poignant. funny. and inspiringbook by one of the smartest technology writers around.

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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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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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