March 01, 2003

The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal

As soon as I finished this book, it flew out of my hands. I was already really inspired by it as soon as I got to the second page, and the time I finished it, I had talked so much about it that Matty immediately took it away from me. Although pretty intense in names and dates - if you take a peek at the index, you'll realize that it's not only Lick's story the one that the book focuses on, but mostly everyone who influenced in the history and development of the personal computer and the web as we know it today.
The book will take you to the origins of computer science, interactive computing and networking, and dramatically narrate all the huge efforts, dreams and ideas of all the people that helped make - and are still making today - in the creation of "The Dream Machine".

A beautifully told history lesson.

more at amazon.

Posted by marumushi at March 1, 2003 03:05 PM