Monday, December 19, 2005

The Soul of a New Machine

Tracy Kidder’s Soul of a New Machine has to be one of the most unlikely best sellers of all time. It tells the story of how Data General brought a new computer to market. Written in the days before the PC, to story of writing software must have seemed an unlikely subject for the general public. But readers were fascinated.

There is a lesson there are about the appeal of enterprise computing stories for publications that would heed it.

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