ACCIDENTAL EMPIRES EBOOK
Accidental empires by Robert X. Cringely; 9 editions; First published in DAISY for print-disabled Download ebook for print-disabled (DAISY). Accidental Empires, Chapter 17 — Do the Wave Tomorrow I'll be back to talk about the eBook version of this work as well as what I've been up to for the last. The printed book technically remains in print, yet there is no eBook. eBook do dia: Accidental Empires Reboot (ou "vamos reescrever a.
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Accidental Empires is the trenchant, vastly readable history of that industry, focusing as much on the astoundingly odd personalities at its. Reissued Designed by Janis Owens. The Library of Congress has cataloguedthe previous edition as follows: Cringely, Robert X. Accidental empires: how. Accidental Empires book. Read 65 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Computer manufacturing is--after cars, energy production and ill.
The first edition of the book was released way back in , and even though it was revised in , that was still almost twenty years ago. Despite this, the book still makes for a fan When you read a book about computing, you can generally predict how good it's going to be based upon how recently the first edition was released.
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Despite this, the book still makes for a fantastic read - it's effectively a collection of reminisces anyway, and so it hardly matters whether the story you're reading happened five years ago or thirty years ago.
In fact, Cringely's writing is lucid and prophetic, and he mentions things that he couldn't possibly have known at the time - despite wrongfully predicting that Bill Gates would never marry, a prediction that he revised in the later version, he gets everything else spot on.
For example, he predicted the development of the smartwatch and the tablet computer, and he also predicted that the computer would be fully assimilated in to our lives by in the same way that the television became a staple for evening entertainment.
Not bad, considering he made these predictions at the start of the s. It's also interesting to see how the same characters keep on cropping up in the computing world - in the same way that Chris Brogan, Seth Godin and Guy Kawasaki pop up everywhere in the world of social media, people like Andy Hertzfeld, John Warnock and Steve Ballmer seem to be everywhere, everywhen.
In fact, even Guy Kawasaki, who is now best-known as a technology enthusiast and an authority on social media, is name-dropped somewhere in Accidental Empires. If you're geeky like me and fascinated by computer hardware and software and the companies and developers behind one of the most fundamental changes in our lifestyle since the written word was first invented, get this book.
Otherwise, go ahead and miss out - your loss. Any chance of an Audiobook version on Audible?
Pepe February 7, at Derek February 8, at 7: Also on the iTMS! Thanks again and good luck.
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Mark Turansky February 7, at 7: Steve Stockdale February 7, at 7: Scot Greetham February 7, at 8: Hub February 7, at 9: I still have my French copy of the book. Love it. I wish I had the English version. Joachim Herbert February 7, at Mike February 7, at I would put the ebook out for purchase first.
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Like this presentation?Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Great news, I only just finished re-reading the original book a couple of days ago and was wondering if there was an updated version!
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