The Soul of A New Machine

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Back Bay Books #ad - Back Bay Books. Pulitzer prize winner tracy kidder memorably records the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution. 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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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Where wizards stay up late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone. Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture.

Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Simon Schuster. With defense department funds, he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J.

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet #ad - C. R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices.

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Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

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O'Reilly Media #ad - This 25th anniversary edition of steven levy's classic book traces the exploits of the computer revolution's original hackers -- those brilliant and eccentric nerds from the late 1950s through the early '80s who took risks, bent the rules, and pushed the world in a radical new direction. Striking the right balance of how this should work, you know, there's going to be tons of exploration.

Then he applied the controversy to my own situation as a journalism. Hackers captures a seminal period in recent history when underground activities blazed a trail for today's digital world, from MIT students finagling access to clunky computer-card machines to the DIY culture that spawned the Altair and the Apple II.

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution #ad - And after one of them got hold of a “borrowed” tape with the program, and proceeded to distribute them to anyone who wanted one, he showed up at a meeting with a box of copies because it is so easy to make perfect copies in the digital age, gratis. Related issues that also spring from controversies in Hackers are debates over the “walled gardens” of Facebook and Apple’s iPad.

The idea of ownership was alien. This didn’t sit well with bill gates, who wrote what was to become a famous “Letter to Hobbyists, ” basically accusing them of stealing his property. I recently revisited him while gathering new material for the 25th Anniversary Edition of Hackers, he was more hard core than ever.

Throughout the book i write about something i called the hacker ethic, the hardware hackers of silicon Valley’s Homebrew Computer Club who invented the PC industry, my interpretation of several principles implicitly shared by true hackers, no matter whether they were among the early pioneers from MIT’s Tech Model Railroad Club the Mesopotamia of hacker culture, or the slick kid programmers of commercial game software.

Gate’s complaints would reverberate well into the Internet age, and variations on the controversy persist.

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UNIX: A History and a Memoir

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Independently published #ad - UNIX: A History and a Memoir #ad - The fascinating story of how Unix began and how it took over the world. O reilly Media. Brian kernighan was a member of the original group of Unix developers, the creator of several fundamental Unix programs, and the co-author of classic books like "The C Programming Language" and "The Unix Programming Environment.

Simon Schuster.

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A People's History of Computing in the United States

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Harvard University Press #ad - Simon Schuster. But throughout the 1960s and 1970s a diverse group of teachers and students working together on academic computing systems conducted many of the activities we now recognize as personal and social computing. Silicon valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, but this account of the pre-PC world, challenges that triumphalism.

The invention of the personal computer liberated users from corporate mainframes and brought computing into homes. These unsung pioneers helped shape our digital world, just as much as the inventors, garage hobbyists, and eccentric billionaires of Palo Alto. By imagining computing as an interactive commons, the early denizens of the digital realm seeded today’s debate about whether the internet should be a public utility and laid the groundwork for the concept of net neutrality.

A People's History of Computing in the United States #ad - . Joy rankin draws on detailed records to explore how users exchanged messages, fostered communities, programmed music and poems, and developed computer games like The Oregon Trail. Rankin offers a radical precedent for a more democratic digital culture, and new models for the next generation of activists, coders, educators, and makers.

Their networks were centered in New Hampshire, and Illinois, Minnesota, but they connected far-flung users. O reilly Media.

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Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age

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HarperBusiness #ad - This brilliant group created several monumental innovations that triggered a technological revolution, the laser printer, including the first personal computer, and the graphical interface one of the main precursors of the Internet, only to see these breakthroughs rejected by the corporation. In the bestselling tradition of The Soul of a New Machine, Dealers of Lightning is a fascinating journey of intellectual creation.

Simon Schuster. O reilly Media. Dealers of lightning offers an unprecedented look at the ideas, the inventions, and the individuals that propelled Xerox PARC to the frontier of technohistoiy--and the corporate machinations that almost prevented it from achieving greatness. In the 1970s and '80s, xerox corporation brought together a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a group of computer eccentrics dubbed PARC.

Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age #ad - Yet, instead of giving up, these determined inventors turned their ideas into empires that radically altered contemporary life and changed the world. Based on extensive interviews with the scientists, and shows why xerox was never able to grasp, and ultimately exploit, and executives who lived the story, engineers, this riveting chronicle details PARC's humble beginnings through its triumph as a hothouse for ideas, administrators, the cutting-edge innovations PARC delivered.

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The Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution

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Random House Trade Paperbacks #ad - The chip by Reid T R. Simon Schuster. The world’s brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans. O reilly Media. Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen.

The Chip : How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution #ad - Reid tells the gripping adventure story of their invention and of its growth into a global information industry. This is the story of how the digital age began. In this completely revised and updated edition of The Chip, T. R. Jack kilby and robert noyce hit upon the stunning discovery that would make possible the silicon microchip, a work that would ultimately earn Kilby the Nobel Prize for physics in 2000

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BPF Performance Tools Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series

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Addison-Wesley Professional #ad - O reilly Media. It’s like having a superpower: with gregg’s guidance and tools, you can analyze virtually everything that impacts system performance, so you can improve virtually any Linux operating system or application. Simon Schuster. The chip by Reid T R. Brendan gregg, reliable, introduces powerful new methods and tools for doing analysis that leads to more robust, author of the industry’s definitive guide to system performance, and safer code.

This authoritative guide: explores a wide spectrum of software and hardware targets thoroughly covers open source bpf tools from the linux foundation iovisor project’s bcc and bpftrace repositories Summarizes performance engineering and kernel internals you need to understand Provides and discusses 150+ bpftrace tools, memory, hypervisors, using diverse interfaces and the bpftrace front-end You’ll learn how to use BPF eBPF tracing tools to analyze CPUs, networking, including 80 written specifically for this book: tools you can run as-is, applications, containers, file systems, without programming — or customize and develop further, languages, security, disks, and the Linux kernel.

BPF Performance Tools Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series #ad - Bpf and related observability tools give software professionals unprecedented visibility into software, troubleshoot code, helping them analyze operating system and application performance, and strengthen security. You’ll move from basic to advanced tools and techniques, producing new metrics, stack traces, custom latency histograms, and more.

Bpf performance tools: linux system and Application Observability is the industry’s most comprehensive guide to using these tools for observability.

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Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

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Microsoft Press #ad - Microsoft Press. No matter what your level of technical savvy, CODE will charm you—and perhaps even awaken the technophile within. The chip by Reid T R. What do flashlights, black cats, the british invasion, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other.

It’s a cleverly illustrated and eminently comprehensible story—and along the way, you’ll discover you’ve gained a real context for understanding today’s world of PCs, digital media, and the Internet. And through code, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries.

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software #ad - Simon Schuster. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illuminating narrative for anyone who’s ever wondered about the secret inner life of computers and other smart machines. O reilly Media.

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An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management

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Stripe Press #ad - The chip by Reid T R. Getting to the good solutions of complex management challenges can make the difference between fulfillment and frustration for teams, ultimately, and, the success or failure of companies. Will larson's an elegant puzzle orients around the particular challenges of engineering management--from sizing teams to technical debt to succession planning--and provides a path to the good solutions.

Microsoft Press. An elegant puzzle balances structured principles and human-centric thinking to help any leader create more effective and rewarding organizations for engineers to thrive in. O reilly Media. Management is a key part of any organization, yet the discipline is often self-taught and unstructured.

An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management #ad - There's a saying that people don't leave companies, they leave managers. Drawing from his experience at digg, and Stripe, Uber, Will Larson has developed a thoughtful approach to engineering management that leaders of all levels at companies of all sizes can apply. Simon Schuster.

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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

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Penguin Books #ad - At its heart this is a story about the life and work of a small group of brilliant and eccentric men-Mervin Kelly, Claude Shannon, Bill Shockley, John Pierce, and Bill Baker-who spent their careers at Bell Labs. Today, when the drive to invent has become a mantra, Bell Labs offers us a way to enrich our understanding of the challenges and solutions to technological innovation.

The chip by Reid T R. In the idea factory, jon gertner traces the origins of some of the twentieth century's most important inventions and delivers a riveting and heretofore untold chapter of American history. Penguin Books. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't been touched by Bell Labs.

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation #ad - Here, after all, was where the foundational ideas on the management of innovation were born. Microsoft Press. The definitive history of america’s greatest incubator of innovation and the birthplace of some of the 20th century’s most influential technologiesFrom its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world.

Simon Schuster. O reilly Media.

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