I like all books about computer history. Problem is
they all have bias and many don't include footnotes
and a bibliography.
--- Evan Koblentz <evan@...
> What topics are you looking to learn? I can
> recommend several good books.
> Any "real" history book includes footnotes and a
> bibliography. Brian's,
> in my opinion, is just poorly done. (I'm certainly
> not Hemingway, but I
> struggled to read past his clunky sentences and
> Commodore-is-great bias.)
> Most of what you'll find in the bookstores are "lay"
> history books that
> entertain but lack accuracy and balance.
> I agree with you about iWoz. Just a bunch of
> self-serving "remember when"
> stories, most of which he's told before.
> > I agree, but what I like about the book is how he
> > lists all his sources. You can go back and see
> > he got his information.
> > I have read other books and they don't do that.
> > The book seems more like a college thesis, but
> > ok for me. Ever read IWoz? I mean I like Steve and
> > but this is not a good book.
> > So far it's my favorite book dealing with computer
> > history.
> > Right now I am reading "Once Upon a Time in
> > ComputerLand" Which is ok. It talks about the
> > 8080. But it really goes on about Bill Millard and
> > fortune.
> > --- Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
> >> >>> It seems to me that computer-based
> >> do a very poor job. I'm
> >> half-dyslexic and I'm a far better proofreader.
> >> I don't think this book had any professional
> >> editing. As far as I know,
> >> "Variant Press" = Brian. This book was not
> >> professionally published. He's
> >> a decent technical writer but not a good
> >> storyteller.
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