Desktops then and now (book review)

From: Computer Collector Newsletter <>
Date: Sun Jan 16 11:15:25 2005

I own this, it's a nice coffee table book with many colorful photos, but don't
look to it as a serious history text.

--- Arlen Michaels <> wrote:

> There's a brief review of "Digital Retro: The Evolution and Design of the
> Personal Computer" by the British author Gordon Laing (Sybex, 2004) here:
> >From the review: "If you look at todayıs boring beige boxes, or the sleek
> design of the Mac, itıs hard to believe that personal computers once had
> personality. Where homogeneity is now the norm, 20 years ago everyone
> marched to his own drummer, producing machines that looked, felt and worked
> differently, and whose data and software was totally incompatible. Digital
> Retro: The Evolution and Design of the Personal Computer, by Gordon Laing,
> celebrates those pioneering days in words and pictures, telling the tales of
> 44 early machines ranging from the MITS Altair to the NeXT Cube."
> Arlen Michaels

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