A curated list of books, technical articles, related works, and news and tech magazine cover stories relevant to the history detailed in "Hardcore Software"
If I gift a subscription will they have access to all the back issues?
Thank you for this. Especially that Amazon list!
Great list Steven. I think that Accidental Empires by Robert X. Cringely was a great primer on the Valley, even if many found it unflattering within the technology sector. Its gossipy nature was accessible to a neophyte like myself and foreshadowed people like Valleywag, Pando Daily and The Information. Mark Stephens still writes great posts at Cringely.com
I would add The Hacker's Dictionary by Eric Raymond - language can teach us a lot about where people are coming from.
I think Microserfs by Douglas Coupland is important for the way popular culture reflected back a picture of pre-social big tech in a way that was at odds with how people in the industry perceived it.
I still miss rigour of Byte magazine and was a bit surprised to see that Dr Dobbs Journal didn't make the cut.