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The Nudist on the Late Shift: And Other True Tales of Silicon Valley

By Po Bronson
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Book Details
  • Author: Po Bronson
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Published: 1999-06-29
  • Edition: 1
Annotation The epicenter of a modern-day gold rush, Silicon Valley attracts an unlikely combination of cultures: fortune seekers, risk addicts, and those with off-the-chart IQs. While other books have explored the nuts and bolts or celebrities of the Information Age, The Nudist on the Late Shift turns the spotlight to the eccentric, mostly under-thirty, throng at the heart of the computing revolution. Readers will meet an inventor who funds his ideas by growing pot; a "Geekhaus" resident who weeps through the final Babylon 5 episode; the French entrepreneur who arrives armed with little more than his MBA and a pair of Rollerblades; and of course, the programmer who, under stress, wears nothing. Baring all, The Nudist on the Late Shift is as fast-paced as the industry it reveals.