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A classic, but still very readable,
This review is from: The Soul of A New Machine (Paperback)
I read this when it first came out in paperback more than 20 years ago (I think the paperback version was in 1982). It was at a time when I was starting to get *really* interested in computers (I was in 3rd year at secondary school!). The turf war between the two groups within Data General, the dedication of the design team, the passion felt by the team for their design... all helped to convince me that I wanted to get into computing.
This book was the first book I ever bought from Amazon UK (in 2000), and the second book I ever purchased online (the first book was from Amazon US in 1999 because I got a voucher for money off!) - when I was looking for a treat for myself, I couldn't think of anything better.
It may be 25 years old and the world of computing may have changed beyond all recognition, but the struggles of the team designing Project Eagle (which became the Eclipse MV/8000, which I used at college and University!) is recognisable to anyone who works in the field, and most people outside of the field would also recognise the dedication of the team!