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This book is a must read for anyone interested in computing history.
I don't think that you can really understand the motivation of folks like Richard Stallman and the GNU project without reading this book.
This is the only book I ever bought and paid for 3 times, twice in paperback and now as an ebook.
It's a little long and starts slow but it's a great read if you like technology and history. There are so many people who I never knew were part of how it all started. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Hodgie
I got this because it was supposed to be a classic in the field but, was very flat and I did not find it compelling.Published 1 month ago by Michael N
Very entertaining look at the "early" days of computing. Found it both funny and informative.Published 1 month ago by Nile Kurschinski
I've bought several of these of the years. I keep wanting to read it again.Published 1 month ago by A. R. Jackman
Liked it a lot a good night read. A lil too much focus on ken williams and roberta williams, would have been nice to hear about hackers from outside the US. Read morePublished 3 months ago by mat
My husband is a computer geek and he really has been enjoying this book that I got him for Christmas. He gives it 5 stars.Published 3 months ago by crystal
The stories of some early computer pioneers not widely known. Only recommended for those interested in that topicPublished 3 months ago by Hank7629