[Chicago] Good readings on the history of computing

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 17:00:01 CEST 2013

Cryptonomicon good yes, fictionalized history.

Lets not forget his (Neal Stepheson's) other 'In the Beginning was the
Command Line'.

Good computer history and a classic worth collecting (I don't have it):

'Computer Lib / Dream Machines' by Ted Nelson.

That's the one that's more formal going on way then flip it over and go
backwards and its a revolutionary tract.

Or something along those lines.

I've met Dr. Chuck at a Pycon and worked with him just a little on one of
his books (enough to get my name in the credits).


On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 7:50 AM, Daniel Fehrenbach
<dnfehrenbach at gmail.com>wrote:

> @Randy - I had Dr. Chuck as a professor at Michigan, hope that his
> Coursera stuff was as engaging as he is in person
> A lot softer than a lot of things mentioned previously but Neal Stephenson
> has a, really outdated but readable essay on operating system history as
> seen through his experience http://www.cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html.
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