JM Ibanez wrote in his blog:
I’ve just purchased a copy of Soul of A New Machine by Tracy Kidder, from Books For Less. AFAIK, it’s out-of-print, though I may be mistaken. Written circa-1981, it is a must-read for any self-respecting tech geek about the creation of a (good Lord, this is old) new 32-bit minicomputer. Hurray for me. =)
Amen to that! Soul of a New Machine is a terrific book. It’s a
gripping story of how a cool piece of hardware was built, and I loved
its vivid description of the computer industry back then – long hours,
high stress, great wizardry… Must read!