Feb 1Liked by Steven Sinofsky

If I gift a subscription will they have access to all the back issues?


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Thank you for this. Especially that Amazon list!

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Dec 18, 2022·edited Dec 18, 2022Liked by Steven Sinofsky

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.

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