Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2000 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
The creation of the Mac in 1984 catapulted America into the digital millennium, captured a fanatic cult audience, and transformed the computer industry into an unprecedented mix of technology, economics, and show business. Now veteran technology writer and Newsweek senior editor Steven Levy zooms in on the great machine and the fortunes of the unique company responsible for its evolution. Loaded with anecdote and insight, and peppered with sharp commentary, Insanely Great is the definitive book on the most important computer ever made. It is a must-have for anyone curious about how we got to the interactive age.

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INSANELY GREAT: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything

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A breezy, anecdotal, yet discerning history of the people, ideas, and technology that led to the user-friendliness of the Macintosh computer. Levy (Artificial Life, 1992, etc.) is among our best ... Read full review

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I have worked with computers since the late 70's. So reading computer books was just part of my job. I read Tracy Kidders Soul of a New Machine in the late 80's and it was a real buzz to "see" all ... Read full review


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Steven Levy is the author of Hackers, which has been in print for more than fifteen years, as well as Insanely Great: The Life & Times of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything. He is also Newsweek's chief technology writer and has been a contributing writer to Wired since its inception. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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