Surfing the High Tech Wave:

A History of Novell 1980-1990

by Roger Bourke White Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/8/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781452023038
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 264
ISBN : 9781452023045

About the Book

A crackling good story!

To go from a struggling startup with negative sales

to a billion-dollar company with seventy-percent market share

To go from going bust making printers and computers

to making history selling an industry-standard operating system

To go from having six presidents in one year

to making dozens of millionaires

This is a crackling good story!

About the Author

In Roger’s words, “More than most people, I’ve ‘been there and done that.’ And while I was doing it, I was taking notes.”

Roger is a careful observer of the human condition, technology, and history, and this is what he writes about. He was a soldier in Vietnam in the sixties, an engineering student at MIT in the seventies, a personal-computer pioneer in the eighties, and a writer, traveler, and teacher in the nineties. He has visited twenty countries and worked in five. He has worked in five industries with both superstar and falling star companies. He's seen a lot.


Other Fun Facts about Roger


     Helped engineer the Space Shuttle

     Climbed 4,000 meter peaks in the Colorado Rockies and bicycled from Boston to Minnesota

     Is a nephew of Margaret Bourke-White, photographer for Life magazine

     Has a commercial pilot's license with an IFR rating

     Was one of the first hundred people to play Dungeons and Dragons