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These days, we are used to the "total commitment" philosophy of managing technical creation, but Kidder was surprised and even a little alarmed at the obsessions and compulsions he found. From in-house political struggles to workers being permitted to tease management to marathon 24-hour work sessions, The Soul of a New Machine explores concepts that already seem familiar, even old-hat, less than 20 years later. Kidder plainly admires his subjects; while he admits to hopeless confusion about their work, he finds their dedication heroic. The reader wonders, though, what will become of it all, now and in the future. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I was one of those customers waiting on delivery of the MV/8000 32-bit Eclipse. It was an amazing machine made even more amazing as I discovered how it was made not with silicon... Read morePublished 6 days ago by John OKeefe
Other than the annoying peppering of "gonna" and the like throughout, it's a fantastic read with a surprising level of technical detail. Read morePublished 12 days ago by EDW
It's a heroic tale about creating the impossible, although far from as heroic it remembered me about my own debugging time.Published 19 days ago by Chris Hendriks
Fascinating read about the earlier days of computer engineeringPublished 2 months ago by Andrew Sowers
If you've ever been on a hardware/software development team, you'll recognize yourself and all of your colleagues in this extraordinary book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tom Shanley
Early eighties building the next generation computer. Interesting human analysis and business insights. Don't give up when it gets bogged down.Published 2 months ago by Peter W. Nichols
The Soul of A New Machine is a fascinating look at how a new computer was designed in the late 1970s. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Douglas Baldwin
this is a good book for understanding how the computer revolution actually came aboutPublished 3 months ago by andy