Visions of the Information Revolutionaries

[coauthored under pen name Adam Brate]



  1. The Circle of Feedback: Norbert Wiener
  2. As We Should Think:  Vannevar Bush
  3. Digital Brains:  Alan Turing & John von Neumann


  1. Over the Intergalactic Network:  J.C.R. Licklider
  2. Of Mice and Men:  Douglas Engelbart
  3. Agents of Change  Seymour Papert & Marvin Minsky
  4. The Message in the Medium:  Alan C. Kay


  1. Mediation for the Hell of It   Marshall McLuhan & Abbie Hoffman
  2. Everything is Deeply Intertwingled:  Ted Nelson & Tim Berners-Lee
  3. Sharing the Source:  Richard M. Stallman & Larry Wall
  4. Law and Revolution:  Eric S. Raymond & Lawrence Lessig


  • Information is Everything:  K. Eric Drexler
  • The Circle of Empathy:  Jaron Lanier, Bill Joy

This is the first book to take such a broad view of how the remarkable events of the past half century were crafted by its creators and how they form today's complex web of technology that permeates every facet of our lives…

Leonard Kleinrock, Professor of Computer Science, UCLA, and Chairman, Nomadix, Inc.

A fun read and very provocative… an intellectual journey, the subject of which is people developing technology to enhance people's lives….will stimulate discussion amongst a wide range of people.

Cynthia Solomon, Ed.D., Logo pioneer and Technology Specialist at Milton Academy

A fascinating cross-grained look at the true and secret history of computer science. It's not about e-business folks! It's about a new kind of reality.”

Rudy Rucker, author of the Ware series and professor of Computer Science, San Jose State University