First Edition of The Soul of a New Machine; Signed by Tracy Kidder
The Soul of a New Machine.
Item Number: 118
Boston: Atlantic, Little, Brown, 1981.
First edition of the author’s second book. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Tracy Kidder on the title page. Some foxing the edges as usual, else very good in a very good dust jacket.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award, The Soul of a New Machine was a bestseller on its first publication in 1981. With the touch of an expert thriller writer, Tracy Kidder recounts the feverish efforts of a team of Data General researchers to create a new 32-bit superminicomputer. A compelling account of individual sacrifice and human ingenuity, The Soul of a New Machine endures as the classic chronicle of the computer age and the masterminds behind its technological advances."A superb book," said Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The Washington Post Book World said, "Kidder has created compelling entertainment. He offers a fast, painless, enjoyable means to an initial understanding of computers, allowing us to understand the complexity of machines we could only marvel at before, and to appreciate the skills of the people who create them."