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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.
©2011 Tracy Kidder (P)2016 Hachette Audio
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By Amazon Customer on 03-25-17

Great for the experienced and neophytes a like!

This book does a great job of capturing what goes into the development of new technology in the new technological age.

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By Simon Drew on 02-08-17

Gives a close up feel of a computers genesis

Gives a close up feel of a computers genesis . Dont need to be technical to enjoy this.

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By Ash on 09-01-17

An interesting glimpse into a wonderful era...

Whilst I found the book a bit rambling at first, it does get going and builds into an interesting story. That said, it's definitely for the technically oriented reader, I loved the detail it went into with the debugging but my wife overheard some and could barely believe anyone would listen to this voluntarily!

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