In electronic dreams tom lean tells the story of how computers invaded british homes for the first time as people set aside their worries of electronic brains and big brother and embraced the wonder technology of the 1980s. Tom lean is a historian of science currently based at the british library where he works on oral history of british science a major project concerned with collecting and archiving life story interviews with 200 figures from the recent history of science and technology his fascination with computer technology is long standing culminating in . Lean accuses the british tabloid press of overblowing the incident but i still feel it was a bit underblown it prompted a marvellous 2009 bbc drama micro men but had it happened in palo alto it would have made a hollywood movie. Electronic dreams by dr tom lean as someone who was first introduced to real computers as opposed to sinister science fictional devices during the british home computing revolution of the 1980s 90s when i was in my twenties i have always been fascinated by both the technical and the social history of computers as well as the people who designed created built and marketed them. Electronic dreams how 1980s britain learned to love the computer by tom lean 9781472918338 hardback 2016 delivery us shipping is usually within 7 to 12 working days
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