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In particular, Mr. Turner focuses on the remarkable career of Stewart Brand to tell his story.
Brand's work as editor and thinker also contributed to the World Wide Web to come, and the name and concept 'personal computer' is also one of his contributions.
Read this book to learn how SB helped create the world we live in, and deployed his unique social entrepreneurial skills to stay in the center of the game.
Thanks!!! As for the book, same geocentric propaganda self-promoting bulls*** from the same folks - as usual.Published 2 months ago by Kit A Galloway
A very interesting look at computer history and one that's not often fronted. Although the author can get lost in vignettes, it is a good read overall.Published 5 months ago by Grace
I agree wholeheartedly with the NY Times review. My personal journey in northern California was precisely from the counterculture to the cyberculture in Silicon Valley. Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Mayes
I found the book a bit dull in the beginning, due to its chronologic nature; but nevertheless, very interesting and absorbing after the fact that its full of detailed descriptions... Read morePublished 9 months ago by xebeck
I purchased this book after hearing Fred Turner give a talk on his latest research. The book is very well written. Read morePublished on July 23, 2010 by Jeffrey Hart
Reading this was an interesting suggestion made by a student with regard to a comment I made to him about web pages enabling readers to have horizontal liberties instead of being... Read morePublished on April 7, 2010 by W. Jamison
Every dog has its day, and the past couple weeks for this reader have been Fred Turner's day. Served within the confines of this simple looking book is a compelling account of the... Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Douglas Kamp
This book is well researched but poorly written -- had Turner stated his thesis a few times instead of hundreds of times, the book would have been a third to a half as long. Read morePublished on February 6, 2009 by Bent but not broken