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Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Nothing awful, but enough that even a casual observer of the valley in the past twenty years would scoff. The book, “ The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America,” was published this month by Penguin Press and is receiving many positive reviews. This is a very interesting book. . Buy, Jul 09, 2019 The Code is a wise chronicle of the accretion and deployment of power and is especially sharp in tracking the Valley’s evolving relationship to Washington, D.C. By taking the long view, Ms. O’Mara provides us with the ability to see the roots of contemporary problems created by Silicon Valley’s rise, such as for-profit companies compiling vast digital storehouses of personal information or freedom in the internet era being used to spread hatred and disinformation." She also enlivens the book with the reflections of dozens of participants who played roles in the Valley early on, obtained through interviews she conducted and from oral histories collected by others. ... (2018), named runner-up for the Susan Koppelman Award for the best edited book in feminist studies; and Women in American History (2017), which the American Library Association named as an Outstanding Reference Source and included on its list of Best Historical Materials. Moreover, the people in this history come alive through her telling, in particular with the "Arrivals" section that capture the transformation of the area over time, creating a sense of dynamism along with a sense of place. Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2019. AmazonUIPageJS : P).load.js('https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71k1-xDEchL.js?AUIClients/GoldboxUDPAssets&UfVdQRaR#183462-T1'); Apple played no role in developing that application but it was the key to Apple's initial success. Another area given little attention is the development of "killer aps" like Visicalc that enabled Apple to evolve from a geeky toy into a device wanted by every accountant. One must admire her erudition, reach of historic imagination, and comprehensive analysis. O’Mara toggles deftly between character studies and the larger regulatory and political milieu.” —New York Times Book Review “Condensing this range of stories into a compact narrative isn’t a task for the timid, but Margaret O’Mara, a historian at the University of Washington, has pulled off the feat with panache in The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America. "[I]lluminating history . 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With the deftness of a novelist and the care of a scholar, Margaret O'Mara guides readers on an exciting journey – from the pioneers who birthed Silicon Valley, to often overlooked government dollars that served as its spur, to portraits of both famed individuals like Jobs and Gates and of those who deserve … Cisco had a similar start when a couple who worked in different buildings at Stanford wanted to build a wider network. (window.AmazonUIPageJS ? John Markoff, author of What the Dormouse Said She distills voluminous monographs and biographies, newspaper articles and trade-industry publications, unpublished company materials and transcripts that she gleaned from various university archives into a briskly paced narrative. 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