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Though many don't like that book, because the author seemed to sour grape.
The Macintosh, and the entire graphical user interface concept, was truly "insanely great," as Steven Levy quotes Steve Jobs, former chairman of Apple Computers.
This book is a great read for anybody who enjoys the history of how computers became what they are, as well as all Mac users.
Bottom line: This is not a very good or complete history of the Macintosh. This is a brief history of the graphical user interface, an in-depth look at the creation of the first... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was a bit taken aback when I realized that this book on computer history, despite the 2011 date, was actually 20 years old, but it turned out to be a fascinating read. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Weinstein
An extensive and interesting read about the birth of the Macintosh. I would recommend this book to everybody who is more interested in knowing why the Macintosh paved the way for a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by mdekoning
Read this book if you want to know everything about Macs and where they came from. I live everything apple , but this was a little too much info.Published 7 months ago by Debbie
A very nice review of where the Macintosh came from. Starting from DARPA sponsored work back in the 1950's, and 1960's, and continuing through Xerox PARC, the book describes how... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charles H. Rosa
Reading about Steve Jobs, one enters his reality distortion field. Just an awesome book. Thank you for writing it. It's great!Published 7 months ago by Robert L Herman
A great story told by a great writer/journalist. The Mac made all the difference, and this is the definitive account of what really happened. A must read!Published 7 months ago by Gondim (Kindle)
Amazed at the amount of "background" information. Goes hand in hand with Mr. Isaacson's work and fills in almost all of the blanks.Published 7 months ago by Bill Boswell