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author   LinkMarkoff, John.
title   What the dormouse said : how the sixties counterculture shaped the personal computer industry / John Markoff. 
published   New York : Penguin Books, 2006, c2005.
description   xxiii, 310 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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location   Towson UniversityLibrary Info Stacks | QA76.17 .M37 2006 Holdings  Availability
summary   Most histories of the personal computer industry focus on technology or business. John Markoff’s landmark book is about the culture and consciousness behind the first PCs - the culture being counter- and the consciousness expanded, sometimes chemically. It’s a brilliant evocation of Stanford, California, in the 1960s and ’70s, where a group of visionaries set out to turn computers into a means for freeing minds and information. In these pages one encounters Ken Kesey and the phone hacker Cap’n Crunch, est and LSD, The Whole Earth Catalog and the Homebrew Computer Lab.
notes   Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-299) and index.
contents   The prophet and the true believers -- Augmentation -- Red-diaper baby -- Free U -- Dealing lightning -- Scholars and barbarians -- Momentum -- Borrowing fire from the gods.
subjects   LinkMicrocomputers -- History.
  LinkComputers and civilization.
  LinkComputer industry -- History.
  LinkNineteen sixties.
format   Book
ISBN   0143036769

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