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What the dormouse said : how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry

Author: John Markoff
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Markoff
ISBN: 0143036769 9780143036760 0670033820 9780670033829
OCLC Number: 64695919
Description: xxiii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The prophet and the true believers --
Augmentation --
Red-diaper baby --
Free U --
Dealing lightning --
Scholars and barbarians --
Momentum --
Borrowing fire from the gods.
Responsibility: John Markoff.

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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.

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