The Soul of a New Machine

  • by Tracy Kidder
  • Narrated by Ben Sullivan
  • 9 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the 20th century.


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A few years old now, it is still absorbing and intriguing to follow the triumphs and travails of creating a new computer!
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- Delberta

Tech History...

This book won the Pulitzer back in 1982 for nonfiction, but by modern standards it's fairly dry and frankly not that exciting. It is probably worth reading if you are into history of technology and computers, and I think there is a few lessons to be learned about the nature of technical projects, but it's not the most riveting.
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- Carmen VandeWettering "carmenavila"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio