Editorial and media reviews
Charles Edge, The History of Computing podcast
I’ve spent a long time researching the history of computing and a long the way I’ve read a lot of very, very, very dull material. Like a lot. Inventing the Future was a breath of fresh air from an inspirational time and person. Other books have told the story of how the big names in computing were able to commercialize many of the innovations that came out of Xerox PARC. But Inventing the Future added a really personal layer that tied in the culture of the day (music, food, geography, and even interpersonal relationships) to what was happening in computing that within a couple of decades would wildly change how we live our lives.