The massively bestselling account of the titanic struggle to dominate a machine...

The making of the 32-bit mini computer, Eagle, was a colossus of an enterpirse, demandingthe waking hours and sleeping thoughts of a brilliant and aggressive team of young computer wizards who worked for the multi-million-dollar American company, Data General. They were given one year: day-by-day, wire-by-wire, the 'microkids' traced and retraced Eagle's labyrinthine arteries, fought back at its tantrums and wooed its obedience. It forced them to the limits of their indurance.

'Kidder has written with a reporter's eye, a novelist's heart and a technician's understanding...brilliant, concise and original'-
PLAYBOY

'All the incredible complexity and chaos and exploitation and loneliness and strange, half-mad beauty of this field'-
ROBERT PIRSIG, AUTHOR OF ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE

'You are going to have a marvellous time reading Tracy Kidder's book...A double-barrelled success'-
HARRY HARRISON IN THE NEW SCIENTIST

Winner of the
1982 Pulitzer Prize
Soon to be a major film

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