Publisher: Owl, 1998, 256 pages
The Controversial National Bestseller That Finally Blows the Whistle on Microsoft
In this fascinating insider's account, Jennifer Edstrom, daughter of Bill Gates's PR guru, and thirteen-year Microsoft veteran Martin Eller illuminate the real story of Gates's Microsoft, told not by the suits, the flacks, or the lawyers, but by the people who actually designed the software and wrote the code. From the epoch-making 1983 launch of Windows to the 1998 antitrust lawsuit that riveted the nation and helped determine the future of technology manufacturing and marketing, this memoir sets the record strraight on a number of hotly debated — and often hotly litigated — turning points in the short but colorful history of the Information Age. Edstrom and Eller's unrivaled access to key players — and their ability to get them to tell the real story — make for a rollicking roller-coaster ride of narrative journalism.
Probably the first truthful book about Microsoft. Not idolising nor condeming. That neither of the authors can write, and have axes to grind (with mothers and old bosses), makes it a bit painful.