I Sing the Body Electronic

By Fred Moody,

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Moody chronicles his year observing a young and inexperienced team of Microsoft developers working on a children's multimedia project under the dictatorial leadership of Bill Gates. For general readers. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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