John Lanchester: The Microsoft Trial, 30 September 1999
Show More The Nudist on the Late Shift by Po Bronson.
Secker, 248 pp., £10, August 1999, 0 436 20477 0Show More
Infinite Loop: How Apple, the World’s Most Insanely Great Computer Company, Went Insane by Michael Malone.
Aurum, 598 pp., £18.99, April 1999, 1 85410 638 4Show More
Burn Rate: How I Survived the Gold Rush Years on the Internet by Michael Woolf.
Orion, 364 pp., £7.99, June 1999, 0 7528 2606 9Show More
The Cathedral and the Bazaar: revised edition by Eric S. Raymond.
O'Reilly, 256 pp., £11.95, February 2001, 0 596 00108 8Show More
“... übergeeks, the illuminati of the digital revolution: the kind of people, to use one example from Po Bronson’s entertaining Silicon Valley collage The Nudist on the Late Shift, who reprogram their BMW’s chips to make the car 40 per cent more powerful, the kind of people who, in computer terms, can routinely achieve the impossible. Bear in mind ...”