What the Dormouse Said
How the 60s Culture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry annotated edition
By (author) John Markoff
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What the Dormouse Said by John Markoff
Book DescriptionMost 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143036760
(204mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Markoff
Cyberpunk, Paperback (November 1995)» View all books by John Markoff
Using the exploits of three international hackers, Cyberpunk explores the world of high-tech computer rebels and the subculture they've created. In a book as exciting as any Ludlum novel, the authors show how these young outlaws have learned to penetrate the most sensitive computer networks and how difficult it is to stop them.
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Author Biography - 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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