Computer Lib; Dream Machines

Computer Lib Dream Machines None

  • Title: Computer Lib; Dream Machines
  • Author: Theodore H. Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780914845492
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
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  • After borrowing the title of my latest book, Intertwingled, from one of the many neologisms in this brilliant manifesto by Ted Nelson, I knew I had to own a copy. So I bought a used First Edition. It wasn't cheap. But it's filled with all sorts of fascinating ideas and inspirations. And I love the sprawling magazine layout and two-books-in-one design. Computer Lib/Dream Machines is/are a wonderful, refreshing book/s that could never be contained in a Kindle.


  • °͜°There are two books here, very dated but fascinating nonetheless. The first book, Computer Lib, is about computers in general, as they were in 1972-74 or so. Computers were becoming generally known to the public, and more and more widely used in all kinds of business and academia.Flip the book upside down to the back, and you get Dream Machines - a look at the most clever computer-based and computer-related technologies of the day.This book was the first "popular book" for the general publ [...]



  • Part drawings, part writing, all inspiring. Nelson's ideas about the structure of computing and information systems challenged people when it was published and, in my opinion, still does today. Nelson is the Marshal McLuhan of computing in terms of insight and influence on their respective fields.Suffice it to say, when I was stuck on a paper in grad school, I would pick up my copy of Computer Lib; Dream Machines and flip to just about any page and immediately crack through my writer's block.I h [...]


  • Fascinating glimpse to the future in a highly readable and thoroughly entertaining book. As well as original text from 1974 there's extra text written for the 1987 version, updating on what has changed since 1974. Wish I'd read this years ago. I can easily see why it became a cult classic among the hackers (programmers) when first published.



  • This is not a book, it is an experience. This book and its author were and still are visionary. I thoroughly enjoyed the format of pictures, notes, and text in a dual book front and back. Reading the original format of the book(s) is to step into a time machine that simultaneously goes backward and forward whirling through a rush of sometimes crazy, often times brilliant enormous thoughts siphoned straight from the mind of Nelson. The ideas and concepts in this pre-PC book influenced and shaped [...]


  • Computer Lib/Dream Machines contains a treasure trove of information about the pre-PC world of computing which is both fascinatingly alien and eerily familiar. Nelson exclaims "You can and must understand computers NOW!", warning its readers that computers are a tool that can work for you if you understand them, and against you if you don't. It's a must read for any computer nerd.


  • Tough to rate these days. Only my second read-through since I grabbed the '87 revision when it was new on the shelf. Mostly of historical interest, but still some really cool stuff to think about. There's a PDF scan of the original 1974 edition out there, but I haven't found the later one and the cheapest copy is $80 on !


  • I stumbled across Computer Lib when I would hunt for alternative zines. I must have read it 5 times because I immediately realized what a treasure this book is. This is one of my treasures.



  • For it's time, this was absolutely incredible. I imagine the first edition is now worth a tidy some of cash if you're lucky enough to have one.



  • Started me on the path.Humanist vision of computers and their potential. Bridged the gap from Vannevar Bush to modern computing. Taught me to love things I hadn't met yet.




  • This is the book that really started the microcomputer revolution; the ideas Ted Nelson presents can be considered as precursors of the internet as well.


  • Ted Nelson invented the term 'hypertext', and we still do not have a system as good as Xanadu.Probably we never will.



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