Insanely Great: The Life and Times of MacIntosh, the Computer that Changed Everything

Paperback | June 1, 2000

bySteven Levy

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The creation of the Mac in 1984 catapulted America into the digital millennium, captured a fanatic cult audience, and transformed the computer industry into an unprecedented mix of technology, economics, and show business. Now veteran technology writer and Newsweek senior editor Steven Levy zooms in on the great machine and the fortunes of the unique company responsible for its evolution. Loaded with anecdote and insight, and peppered with sharp commentary, Insanely Great is the definitive book on the most important computer ever made. It is a must-have for anyone curious about how we got to the interactive age.

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 The Mac computer arrived in 1984 like a digital lightning bolt from the heavens. Over night, the little company had made a big name for itself. Insanely Great by veteran technology writer Steven Levy is the story of this computer, its company and how together they changed the face of computing in North America and subsequently, the wo...

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The creation of the Mac in 1984 catapulted America into the digital millennium, captured a fanatic cult audience, and transformed the computer industry into an unprecedented mix of technology, economics, and show business. Now veteran technology writer and Newsweek senior editor Steven Levy zooms in on the great machine and the fortun...

Steven Levy is the author of Hackers, which has been in print for more than fifteen years, as well as Insanely Great: The Life & Times of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything. He is also Newsweek's chief technology writer and has been a contributing writer to Wired since its inception. He lives in New York City with his wife...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.74 × 5.09 × 0.89 inPublished:June 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140291776

ISBN - 13:9780140291773

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 The Mac computer arrived in 1984 like a digital lightning bolt from the heavens. Over night, the little company had made a big name for itself. Insanely Great by veteran technology writer Steven Levy is the story of this computer, its company and how together they changed the face of computing in North America and subsequently, the world. Well-written and filled with anecdotes, this insightful book looks at all the facets that enabled a small-unknown company to become a significant player on the international scene.