I have just finished reading "Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the computer That Changed Everything.," by Steven Levy. It's a great book.
When I got the book a few weeks ago (from Chandra Liem), I was skeptical. It's not an uptodate book. Macintosh now is different. But, I've read Steven Levy's books before and liked them. You might have guessed it correctly that I am always interested in what Steve Jobs did and does. Besides, I love computing history anyway. (I even subscribe to IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.) So, I decided to read a few pages. Well, I ended up reading the whole book. There are many gems in the book.
The book gives an inside story about how Apple Macintosh - the computer, not the fruit, was born. I have heard and read the story before, but I still love to hear the detailed story. One thing I learned from the history is that to produce an insanely great product, you have to work insanely hard. And, you may need a group of "insane" persons to begin with. But, you have to have a product. Otherwise, what's left is just "insane."
I am glad, I decided to read the book. I learned a lot from it. And thanks to pak Chandra Liem and pak Eddy Budisantoso for giving the book (and a stack of waiting-to-be-read-books) to me.