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The Innovators: How a Group of  Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
The computer and the internet are among the most important innovations of our era, but few people know who created them. They were not conjured up in a garret or garage by solo inventors suitable to…
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Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most…
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Race Against The Machine
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Why has median income stopped rising in the US?
Why is the share of population that is working falling so rapidly?
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Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age
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While Gates, Jobs, and the other big boys of Silicon Valley are basking in the glory of the information age, renowned Los Angeles Times reporter Michael Hiltzik…
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The Supermen: The Story of Seymour Cray and the Technical Wizards Behind the Supercomputer
The Supermen offers the first up-close-and-personal profile of Seymour Cray, the brilliant and reputedly eccentric designer of the world's fastest computers. This is the story of a technical genius w…
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From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism
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The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, Digital Pioneer
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