What the Dormouse Said

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George E. Pake Auditorium 2005-06-08

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What the Dormouse Said

In this talk, John Markoff, Technology writer for the New York Times, highlights how 60's counterculture in the Bay Area shaped the personal computer industry.

In this talk highlighting themes from his new book, What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry, Markoff tells the story of the how military funding of basic research, anti-war activism, and readily available psychedelic drugs converged on the mid-Peninsula in the 1960's to create a unique political and cultural environment that led to development of the personal computer.

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