How did computers take over the world? This is the story of how the
PC, ipod, smartphone and almost every aspect of modern life came
George Dyson is a historian of technology whose interests include the development (and redevelopment) of the Aleut kayak. He is the author of Baidarka; Project Orion; and Darwin Among the Machines.
Riveting . . . conveys the electrifying sense of possibility that
the first computers unleashed . . . a page-turner * New Scientist
Brings to life a myriad cast of extraordinary characters, each of whom contributed to ushering in today's digital age * Daily Telegraph *
An engrossing and well-researched book that recounts an important chapter in the history of 20th-century computing -- Evgeny Morozov * Observer *