By Robert X. Cringely
Laptop production is--after vehicles, strength construction and unlawful drugs--the biggest on the planet, and it truly is one of many final nice good fortune tales in American enterprise. unintended Empires is the trenchant, drastically readable heritage of that undefined, focusing as a lot at the astoundingly atypical personalities at its core--Steve Jobs, invoice Gates, Mitch Kapor, and so on. and the hacker tradition they spawned because it does at the striking expertise they created. Cringely finds the manias and foibles of those males (they are continually males) with deadpan hilarity and cogently demonstrates how their neuroses have formed the pc enterprise. yet Cringely offers us even more than high-tech voyeurism and insider gossip. From the delivery of the transistor to the mid-life hindrance of the pc undefined, he spins a sweeping, uniquely American saga of creativity and ego that's right now uproarious, surprising and encouraging.
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