The Longform Guide to Early Computing
A game called Spacewar is developed by early computer engineers in their spare time, improved in university comp-sci labs, and ultimately made available in coffeeshops for 10 cents per game.
Living With a Computer
Advice from 1982 on how and why one should buy a personal computer.
The Tinkerings of Robert Noyce
The Silcon Valley origin story.
Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs
A conversation with a 29-year-old Jobs.
Ted Nelson’s Xanadu project was supposed to be the universal, democratic hypertext library that would help human life evolve into an entirely new form. Didn’t turn out that way.
Mother Earth, Mother Board
A 42,000-word, three-continent spanning “hacker tourist” account of the laying of the (then) longest wire on earth, FLAG, fiber-optic link around the world.
My First Flame
An early take on the dark side of cyberspace.
The definitive story of a ubiquitous software. PowerPoint’s origins, its evolution, and its mind-boggling impact on corporate culture.