However enthusiastic he gets about his electronic extra life, he doesn't overlook the dark side of experience. When he violates a system-access rule, for example, he discovers a serious system flaw and must now wrestle with the ethical issue of whether to report it and protect the system when doing so would reveal his violation. If Bennahum sometimes seems overly self-congratulatory for being part of his generation, that's easily forgiven as he shares his childlike wonder in the electronic new world that grew up alongside him. --Elizabeth Lewis --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I didn't know what to expect when I started this book; especially with the opening chapters about France, I almost didn't become fully immersed. Read morePublished on May 7, 2011 by Michael Zier
I was staying at a friend's house, and he had a copy of Extra Life. As I grew up with computers, and have an interest in anything having to do with them, I started flipping... Read morePublished on May 19, 2003 by "sothernbookworm"
The above quote is from the movie Search and Destroy (1995), from the character of Dr. Waxling.
When reading a book there are usually three things that affect how well you... Read more
This book immediately brought me back to the day when my father brought home a Commodore 64 for our family. I was back in our basement hacking BASIC code all over again. Read morePublished on March 3, 2003 by Amazon Customer
I thought this book was great.
Although, I grew up in Orange County (Southern Cal)
and not NYC like the author, I thought I was ready
my own diary.
His book brought back many memories. The story could very nearly be my own. I thought it was extremely insightful. Read morePublished on December 19, 1999 by Erin D Coady
The life story of a self-absorbed poop stain. The author grew up with money and advantages that turned him into a panty-waste. Read morePublished on November 16, 1999
It's an easy read, but I mostly found it interesting because there were many similarities to my own youth and computer education. Read morePublished on January 4, 1999
This is the best book about growing up with computers that I have ever read. David mixes wonderful self-storyline with historical home computer accuracy and creates a book that... Read morePublished on December 27, 1998