Saturday, May 07, 2005

California Dreaming: A True Story of Computers, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll - New York Times

California Dreaming: A True Story of Computers, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll - New York Times: "Judging by the record presented in 'What the Dormouse Said,' it is indisputable that many of the engineers and programmers who contributed to the birth of personal computing were fans of LSD, draft resisters, commune sympathizers and, to put it bluntly, long-haired hippie freaks.
This makes entertaining reading. Many accounts of the birth of personal computing have been written, but this is the first close look at the drug habits of the earliest pioneers. 'What the Dormouse Said' may not reach the level of the classics of computing history, Tracy Kidder's 'Soul of a New Machine' and Steven Levy's 'Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution.' But there is still plenty of fun between its covers."
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