Showstopper!: The Breakneck Race to Create Windows NT and the Next Generation at Microsoft

Zachary, G. Pascal
ISBN 978-0759285781
Date finished: 1996-07-19

Just how much abuse will people take if the promise of rich stock options is held in front of them? Quite a lot, as it turns out. This book tracks the production of Windows NT at Microsoft, following the various staffers as they get put through the pressure of developing a large piece of software. I'm doubtful of the book's technical correctness; it seemed to invariably be wrong where it covered topics I'm familiar with. However, it's an interesting study of Microsoft society; programmers abandoned leisure, family, and sleep. Is it worth it? Not in my opinion; I like to go home at a reasonable hour and have a minimal social life. Well, I like to go home, anyways.

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