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How the computer industry was made layer by layer
Reviewed in India on 2 April 2015
The earlier book I had purchased from the Author was the Steve Jobs biography so buying this book was a no brainer. My major concern while purhcase of this book was that it could be too repetitive and have the same information as the Steve Jobs biography but I was wrong.
Being an electronics engineer and a technology fan, it would be wrong to say that the infomation in this book is new. Most of the information can be found by Google searches and wiki pages but this book does a great job of arranging the facts and stories in a linear sequence of events under major innovations.
While reading this book you can actually see (imagine) a complex thing like today's computer industry being built layer by layer in front of you. You realise how the things that you take for granted everyday came to be and how the fundamentals of computers have remained unchanged for so many years.
The underlying theme of the book that innovation is finally a team effort whether people are in the same team or spread out across the world is brought out superbly in this book.
If you are a student or a person interested in the foundatons of the computer industry, I would highly recommend this book.