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The soul of a new machine

Author: Tracy Kidder
Publisher: New York : Avon, 1982, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the high technology computer industry, observing a crash program to develop a highly complicated machine and the people involved in this competitive business.
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Genre/Form: History
Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Kidder
ISBN: 0380599317 9780380599318 0713914823 9780713914825
OCLC Number: 10510127
Notes: Originally published in 1981 by Little Brown and Company.
"First Avon printing, August, 1982"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of Pulitzer Prize General Non-Fiction Category 1982
Description: 293 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: Prologue : A good man in a storm --
1. How to make a lot of money --
2. The wars --
3. Building a team --
4. Wallach's golden moment --
5. Midnight programmer --
6. Flying upside down --
7. La Machine --
8. The wonderful micromachines --
9. A workshop --
10. The case of the missing NAND gate --
11. Shorter than a season --
12. Pinball --
13. Going to the fair --
14. The last crunch --
15. Canards --
16. Dinosaurs --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Tracy Kidder.

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Offers a behind-the-scenes look at the high technology computer industry, observing a crash program to develop a highly complicated machine and the people involved in this competitive business.

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