Book Ratings

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Monday, December 02, 2019

The Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop ComputerThe Mysterious Affair at Olivetti: IBM, the CIA, and the Cold War Conspiracy to Shut Down Production of the World's First Desktop Computer by Meryle Secrest
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the publisher for review.

This book was basically a hodgepodge history of the Olivetti family: what they manufactured, where they had offices, who lived where and with whom, who they liked, what their politics were, and so forth. As a dynastic history, it was barely adequate. As a book about the history of desktop computers, it was a failure. If there was a conspiracy, I must have skipped over it because I don't remember reading about one.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

On My Way to ParadiseOn My Way to Paradise by Dave Wolverton


So completely uninteresting I couldn't be bothered to finish it. Read just enough to know it wasn't my cup of tea and that it most likely wouldn't get any better further on.