Oprah Time: From satori to Silicon Valley by Theodore Roszak

I have read a number of books on Silicon Valley, many of which allude to the impact of the beat generation and 1960s counterculture on the rise of what we now know as Silicon Valley. Roszak’s book is really an essay, primarily a deeply personal history of how the counterculture influenced Silicon Valley and devolved into the yuppie culture of the 1980s.

Roszak’s work is credible because of his personal memories make it real for the essay reader in a way that authors such as John Markoff had been unable to do. At 64 pages long and smaller than a typical paperback book it makes an easy read on the tube too.