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It seems that many of the best systems engineer have in common they worked at Sun. This has made me intrigued by the history of the company for years. Unfortunately, there's little available about that environment and its history. This book was a bit difficult to procure since it's no longer in print. It shines light on Sun's ascent in the 1980-1990 (it was written in 1990). Book's fairly dry at times (I skimmed and skipped many sub-chapters) as it walks through the minutiae of e.g. a marketing ...more
There is nothing like reading a history or biography book and being so completely transported to another time and place that you find...
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