In Moths to the Flame, Gregory J. E. Rawlins took lay readers on a tour of the exciting and sometimes scary world to which computers are leading us. This new book is for those who are new to computers and want to know what is "under the hood." It shows what computers can do for us and to us. It tells the story of how we became slaves to our machines and how our machines may one day become slaves to us. Written in an accessible, anecdotal form, Slaves of the Machine presents the birth of the computer, charts its evolution, and envisions its development over the next fifty years.
"[H]ere's something completely different: a computer book for smart people—folks who may not know much about PC's but who don't enjoy being talked down to, either. . . . It's an elegant, thought-provoking little book, full of literary references and history." —John Schwartz, Washington Post