Interesting book which brought up interesting information that I had never heard before. The problem was that it was to short.
Loved the series -- but way too short. Thought I was getting a four-course meal -- ended up getting an appetizer -- but oh what a tasty appetizer. Author takes an unsentimental look at not just the greatest tech leaders of our generation, but their warts and foibles -- and he examines the social and business climate that shaped their most pivotal decisions. Also, the author is not afraid to explain the underlying technology (e.g. packet switching)in a straightforward way that makes sense. Was sad when it ended. Why is this series ABRIDGED?!
Good insight and background on the emergence of key technologies and the people who made it happen -- not captivating, but certainly worth listening to!
The best part of this CD was trying to predict which company the author was talking about from the preliminary comments. A great history of several figures and companies in 20th century technology folklore. Only weakness was absence of non-tech stories.