What The Dormouse Said

Dormouse_1I’ve been taking a few days off to spend with my family before my kids leave for a couple months of summer camp, which explains the light posting this week.

Reading books is something I don’t do enough of and generally don’t do at all unless I have time off.

This week I am reading a book suggested to my by my friend Jerry.  It’s called "What The Dormouse Said" and it was written by John Markoff, the technology columnist for the New York Times.

The book is a walk back in time to the late 50s and early 60s when a bunch of engineers started developing the technologies that ultimately led to the personal computer.  But its also about the cultural revolution of the 60s and how it impacted these engineers and drove them to build computers that were extensions of themselves.  It’s a fascinating story and I recommend it to anyone involved in the technology business today.