Countercultural Software Development

From a reader response to Andrew Sullivan’s blog:

John Markoff chronicled the connection between computing and the “counterculture” in his 2005 book, What The Dormouse Said. Markhoff [sic] revealed what everyone in the Valley has always known, that the counterculture was not limited to runaway kids dancing and screwing in the park. The researchers at SRI and other research facilities in the area were getting high and fighting the status quo. They sent their kids to the famous Peninsula School in Menlo Park by day and went back in the evening for meetings of the HomeBrew club where they discussed how the computer would be a tool for personal and communal transformation.

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