From counterculture to computer culture [Red Herring]

John Markoff’s “What the Doormouse Said: How the 60s Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer” makes the case that the personal computer is intimately bound up with the growth of the counterculture in the 1960s. The personal computer’s origins in the counterculture, he argues, continue to define its public vision, its strengths, and its limits.

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