Commandos, Infantry, and Police

As I was driving home, I found myself thinking about a favorite section of the book Accidental Empires, by longtime computer journalist Robert X. Cringely. Originally published in 1993, it's getting a little long in the tooth, but it still contains a lot of great insights about the personalities that drove innovation in silicon valley-- from a guy who personally knew many of the players.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original blog entry at:

Am I really the first to read through all of this? No way!

Anyhow, I found it really interesting. As a programmer who just graduated, you make me wonder what am I, and what Iā€™d like to be.

16 years later and it is still relevant.

I am a graduate in Economics and got here through a serious of random internet exploring, downloaded a free chapter off a random ebook, and some paragraph searching.

I really appreciate the wisdom, and I just want to say that I really love how you think.

All the best,