The Soul of A New Machine

The Soul of A New Machine

by Tracy Kidder

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Overview

Tracy Kidder's "riveting" ( Washington Post) story of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and has become essential reading for understanding the history of the American tech industry.

Computers have changed since 1981, when The Soul of a New Machine first examined the culture of the computer revolution. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations.

The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the twentieth century.

"Fascinating...A surprisingly gripping account of people at work." — Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316491976
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 06/01/2000
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 206,302
Product dimensions: 5.55(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tracy Kidder graduated rom Harvard and studied at the University of Iowa. He has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Award, and many other literary prizes. The author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, My Detachment, Home Town, Old Friends, Among Schoolchildren, House, and The Soul of a New Machine, Kidder lives in Massachusettes and Maine.

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