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31 review for Imagine That!: The story of Ed Smith, one of the first African Americans to work in the design of video games and personal computers

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

    This was super interesting to read, having knowledge of the SOME of the things, like the history of microprocessors and personal computers and video games, but not other things, like growing up in Brownsville, NY and feeling lucky to escape a cycle of crime and incarceration by getting into tech and one of his first jobs as a traffic signal test engineer. Ed talks a lot about his race and his childhood in the first part of the book, and the development of his career. By the end of the book, he's This was super interesting to read, having knowledge of the SOME of the things, like the history of microprocessors and personal computers and video games, but not other things, like growing up in Brownsville, NY and feeling lucky to escape a cycle of crime and incarceration by getting into tech and one of his first jobs as a traffic signal test engineer. Ed talks a lot about his race and his childhood in the first part of the book, and the development of his career. By the end of the book, he's talking about his corporate jet setting career that kind of goes over my head, but along the way, he shares lessons about holding on to your dreams, imagining thing that are beyond your current reality, and doing the work to make what you've imagined real.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Joseph De Maria

    Before I heard about this book I had no idea who Ed Smith is or what the Imagination Machine is. The first portion of the books reads like a conversation Ed is having with you about his youth in Brownsville, jumping around from anecdotes about friends and family. As the books gets more into his career it becomes more linear, and easier to understand the timeline. Both formats feel good, but the first part left me a little confused about when things where happening in his life. There are some tec Before I heard about this book I had no idea who Ed Smith is or what the Imagination Machine is. The first portion of the books reads like a conversation Ed is having with you about his youth in Brownsville, jumping around from anecdotes about friends and family. As the books gets more into his career it becomes more linear, and easier to understand the timeline. Both formats feel good, but the first part left me a little confused about when things where happening in his life. There are some technical descriptions of computers and technology that are hard to follow for a layman, but the story of Ed Smith is interesting and easy enough to follow. If you're interested in video game history or African American history (which is American history) this is worth checking out.

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