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Indeed, but interestingly enough the book, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, only has 9 mentions of the word computer and zero for supercomputer.

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

https://www.amazon.com/Prize-Epic-Quest-Money-Power/dp/14391...




From the authors Bio: "Daniel Yergin is the author of the bestseller The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World which has been hailed as “a fascinating saga” about the “quest for sustainable resources of energy,” and “the book you must read to understand the future of our economy and our way of life,” ..."

So it's more a book to persuade (feelings) than inform (facts) - no wonder they aren't mentioned.

Know what you're reading.


I know I read a book that won the Pulitzer.

https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/daniel-yergin

and I know you the passage you cite from his bio is not in related to the book I cited.


The book is loaded with facts. It just doesn't focus on the computational aspect (more focus on the geopolitical details). I strongly recommend this book- I understood a lot more about modern power after reading The Quest and The Prize.


The Prize is an excellent history, though one with some very curious omissions.




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