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Restart Me Up: The Unauthorized, Un-Accurate Oral History of Windows 95 Kindle Edition
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It is really rather strange, in the best sense.
Microserfs meets This Is Spinal Tap?
Ken Burns does Operating System History, but 100 times funnier, with wincingly punny Microsoft Choir songs instead of Ashokan Farewell?
It is probably simpler and more accurate to pronounce this book a genre in itself. It has everything: Wizards. Rollerblading. Focus groups. Vintage screenshots. Double-clicking. X-Files fan fiction. Matching polo shirts. The Information Superhighway. Engineering versus Marketing. Trash versus Recycle Bin. Bill Gates versus Mick Jagger. Microsoft Bob. Jennifer Aniston. Umlauts.
Once I learned that Ms. Tsina had channeled her abundant talent into chronicling such an inescapable moment in computing history, no more than 3 minutes passed before I clicked Buy. The wisdom of that decision was almost immediately apparent: After skimming past the copyright page, I was up and reading - no DOS commands required! - and quickly got hooked.
This is by far my favorite impulse purchase in recent memory. The whole thing is extremely entertaining, satisfyingly dense with mid-90s tech zeitgeist, and laugh-aloud hilarious. It is simultaneously informative, irreverent and nostalgic. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone!
If a software engineer choosing to wear “the sexy Dockers” to the big launch event in case his ex-girlfriend sees him on TV strikes you as even remotely funny, Restart Me Up will not disappoint.
Recommended especially for tech nerds and their allies, this slim volume is sure to amuse anyone who has ever used a personal computer.