The Dream Machine

ISBN:
9781732265110
Duration:
39 days
Authors:
M. Mitchell Waldrop
Pages:
512
Rating:
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
date starteddate finisheddurationlocations
2020-04-152020-05-2439San Francisco

review

Incredible book.


Basically tells the whole history of computing starting from pre-WWII years, through John von Neumann and Alan Turning years, invention of LISP, Arpanet, Xerox PARC, TCP/IP, Unix and interactive computing and finally internet.


It just connects all the great people together: Norbert Wiener, von Neumann, Noam Chomsky, JFK, Alan Kay, Vint Cerf, John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Steve Jobs, Al Gore. And all connected via work of J. C. R. Licklider.