The Soul Of A New Machine

Paperback | June 1, 2000

byTracy Kidder

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Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the twentieth century.

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 Capturing the essential spirit of the computer age, The Soul of a New Machine chronicles the history of the computer as a machine that revolutionized the world in the 20th century. Tracy Kidder received both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for this insightful volume, which memorably captures the feverish pace of the hig...

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Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (o...

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Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder indelibly recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has changed little, however, is computer culture: the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the mystique of programmers, the go-for-broke approach to business...

Tracy Kidder was educated at the University of Iowa and Harvard University. He served in the US Army in Vietnam. Kidder has garnered numerous literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize in General Non-Fiction and the National Book Award for General Nonfiction both in 1982. He has also been honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:June 1, 2000Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316491977

ISBN - 13:9780316491976

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 Capturing the essential spirit of the computer age, The Soul of a New Machine chronicles the history of the computer as a machine that revolutionized the world in the 20th century. Tracy Kidder received both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for this insightful volume, which memorably captures the feverish pace of the high-tech industry and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. Kidder’s other best selling books include House, Among Schoolchildren and Hometown.

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"It has the ring of truth....For readers who would like to know what it takes to make a computer, how computers are organized, and who the people are who put them together, I strongly recommend The Soul of a New Machine. I do not know anything quite like it".

-- Jeremy Bernstein, New York Review of Books