The Media Lab. Inventing the Future at M.I.T.
(NY), Penguin, (1988). First thus, a Penguin softcover published a year after the original Viking hardcover edition, with a new preface by Brand. Inscribed by Brand to poet Gary Snyder in 1990: "For Gary...another door into the Great Library. - Stewart." And with Gary Snyder's ownership signature (and the year 40090, dating the modern era from its archaic origins). Snyder is quoted in the text, in a section entitled "Communication Ecologists." Brand, a former Merry Prankster on Ken Kesey's legendary bus, founded the Whole Earth Catalog in the 1960s, and in the early 1970s wrote one of the first books on computer culture after visiting MIT, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), the place where, over a decade later, the Graphic User Interface -- aka Apple's Macintosh interface and later Microsoft's Windows -- was developed. Very light general wear; near fine. A nice association copy between two counterculture figures whose paths could not have been more different but who nonetheless have shared a great deal in terms of their philosophical orientation. [#032634] SOLD
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