4.0 von 5 Sternen
One of the classic computer industry histories, 7. Oktober 1999
I agree with the many other reviewers about the virtues of this book. It covers the evolution of the computer out of the glass room perhaps the best of any book out there. The book's strong narrative structure is also its only real flaw as it forces the history of the computer into a neat east/west dicotomy capped off by an idealized Richard Stallman portrayed as the last hacker. Still, a great book that is one of the "must reads" for anyone interested in how the computer industry grew and developed.