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Book Review: Geeks Bearing Gifts

Jan 12, 2010, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The book is a quick short read at 199 pages. However, it is packed with enough information to entice the reader into exploring computing history and to give them a more real view of the computing world.

"This latest (self-published) book is another attempt at educating computer users. The computer revolution has come to pass and Nelson explores as much of it as possible in a small amount of space. Instead of preparing for the revolution, Nelson tries to make us remember it, but not with a nostalgic warmth. His is a sobering view of computing history, full of force and conflict.

"The book covers a wide variety of conflicts in computing history from the dominance of UNIX ideas to the war between copyright and copyleft to the desktop (and now mobile phone) wars."

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