Quick review: Accidental Empires

Cover of Accidental EmpiresAccidental Empires by Robert Cringely: Full of interesting and amusing anecdotes about the start of the modern PC era, with some of Cringely’s wild theories thrown in. The book is about ten years old now, and some of his predictions about the (then) future of computing show he’s probably a better storyteller than he is prophesiser. But it’s certainly got some gems in it. Given some of the stuff he writes about the industry’s major players (Jobs, Gates, Ballmer, etc), I’m almost surprised they agreed to talk to him subsequently for the TV version. A good read.Thumbs up!

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  1. John Dalton

    I love this book too, although the copy of have belongs to a friend – I promise to return it every couple of years.

    Cringley is always an entertaining read, his weekly blog is worth your time. It’s also worth checking out another project of his called Nerd TV – interviews with various internet pioneers and luminaries, made available free online via bittorrent.

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