Jay Michlin: I got an advance review copy, and I could hardly put the book down as I read the last chapters. Following teams of gifted people working on a dramatic innovation in computing is compelling, even though, sadly, we know how the story ended. I never worked at Xerox, but certainly I crossed paths with the people, products and ideas there. The author’s rendering of young, naive engineers learning their way in a big company, and learning about life too, stirred memories. I worked at Bell Labs and had the same experiences there. And I left there for reasons not too unlike the reasons engineers left Xerox. And as an aside, the author’s description of the Sierra Club hiking experience of that time is absolutely perfect. And he also nicely points out the snobbishness of Silicon Valley types, especially toward southern California.