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Dutch Painting In The Seventeenth Century gI am reluctant to pass negative comments about peoples work but I m upset about it s naive portrayal of Palmer Luckey and I feel somebody has to at least uestion it As far as I know the facts are correct and I think Blake is aood writer however I have several problems with this bookProblem 1 Blake ives Luckey a complete pass on Trump and Nimble America because the other allegations are not proved He doesn t address those allegations what about the picture of Luckey t address those allegations what about the picture of Luckey Bannon and the Holocaust denier Even if all Luckey did was support Trump that needs examination Why do 99% of his peers in Silicon Valley think it s so wrong How does somebody hear the Pussygate tape and still support Trump especially iven the atmosphere
of toxic masculinity in tech toxic masculinity in tech Does Luckey not know that Trump didn t write The Art of the Deal the book he cites as an inspirationProblem 2 Luckey is a self confessed Internet troll that pays for Internet trolling of Clinton and then is upset when people on the Internet troll him The book spends most of the last third trying to make us feel sorry for him I just kept thinking Great this is a fate I would wish on all Trump supporters and Internet trollsProblem 3 Many people at Facebook are shocked at the Trump election and blame themselves Blake dismisses this scathingly the conceit of this Art In Transit group was that Trump s victory was some sort of proof that Facebook needed to change its ways Even if you don t think Facebook is a threat to democracy you surely have to accept that many people do History will not be kind to Facebook during this period and any book with History in the title should at least consider it it s arguably the biggest issue in tech todayProblem 4 The Facebook acuisition causes anger outside of Oculus which I can understand The fact that option holding employees are upset sticks in my craw and the author doesn t challenge this Millionaires don tet to cry about creative freedomProblem 5 The relentless narrative that they are doing something courageous and important They make video ames they don t cure cancerFor me it s a book of two halves The first half is a journalistic account of the early days of a startup the secon. The dramatic larger than life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its uest for virtual reality by the bestselling author of Console WarsFrom iconic books like Neuromancer to blockbuster films like The Matrix virtual reality has long been hailed as the ultimate technology But outside of a few research labs and military training facilities this tantalizing vision of the future was nothing but science fiction Until 2012 when Oculus founder Palmer Luckey then just a rebellious teenage dreamer living alo. .
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Ething is missing This makes me a little dubious that this story is the full truth or if things were strategically left out to create a clear hero and villains Definitely an interesting book and I d be interested in reading from different sources to help contextualize this one but I just can t shake that some behavior opposing viewpoints or valid concerns are fully overlooked and omitted to cast Luckey as an unuestionable martyr Couldnt put it downI was an original backer of the Oculus Kickstarter I remember many of the moments in this book It s incredible etting to o back and GET SO MUCH DETAIL AND CONTEXT so much detail and context these moments in history Blake does an absolutely amazing job of presenting an objective and honest recounting of everything that happenedThank you for making this amazing piece of workPalmer Lucky I am sorry
you were so wrongfully pushed out of your were so wrongfully pushed out of your I still use my Rift every week and I can never thank you enough for making something that inspired so many talented people to come together and make something truly amazing It is easy to say that one should never be penalized professionally for their personal views But what if they were the face of a company and had a view that was unpopular with the MSM resulting in their perhaps unfair vilification of the founder and by association the companyBlake Harris does a commendable job taking us through the story of Oculus founder Palmer Luckey s journey right from his days of dreaming up Oculus right behind his childhood home to his Jobs esue ouster following its Facebook acuisition While Harris risks at times being an apologist for Luckey through this book he does manage to do this without alienating his audience Worthy read for anyone who has been interested in VR Adding this because Tristan James narratesunder a different Name Thanks Trio THIS BOOK WAS GREAT Interesting Explorationstory Of Thanks Trio THIS BOOK WAS GREAT Interesting explorationstory of founding of Oculus Unfortunately like most Silicon Valley stories there is a wide eyed star struck tone throughout the book with little or no criticism to be found anywhere other than of the criticism of the e Best book this year Alot of insider information Would have hoped for a look into the future. Ulti billion dollar acuisition by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg which shakes up the landscape in Silicon Valley and ives Oculus the chance to forever change our realityDrawing on over a hundred interviews with the key players driving this revolution The History of the Future weaves together a rich cinematic narrative that captures the breakthroughs breakdowns and human drama of trying to change the world The result is a super accessible and supremely entertaining look at the birth of a ame changing new indust.
Blake J. Harris Á 8 Read & DownloadD half is a public relations exercise to rehabilitate Luckey and et back at Facebook for pulling the author s all access pass The feel ood ending that Luckey
gets to build drones for the military tells you everything you need to know I was eagerly anticipating thisto build drones for the military tells you everything you need to know I was eagerly anticipating this because I recently listened to Console Wars and enjoyed that immensely VR is my passion and I was looking forward to a similar treatment of its history This didn t disappoint as it went into the inspirational history of Oculus and how it s been changing aming These events are a lot fresher
IN MY MEMORY AND I ALREADYmy memory and I already uite a bit of the history of the principal figures but I still learned enough for this book to be an enjoyable readlisten Listening to the Geek s Guide podcast about it An hour in the host asked if the book should be called It s Complicated Palmer Luckey Corrupt Journalists and Facebook s Web of Lies Even the author s own editor temporarily cancelled the book This is one of the hardest books I ve read to rate I would put it closer to 25 stars but not close enough to other books I rated 3 stars to use 3 instead of 2 I picked up this book because of both an interest in VR and its history It wasn t anything I really knew a lot about beyond the names of the big companies so I knew little about key players I found the first three parts interesting but like most of the other mixed or negative reviews I ve read my main issue was with Part IV It feels too close to propaganda for Luckey to my taste read my main issue was with Part IV It feels too close to propaganda for Luckey to my taste main issue as I was listening to the first three parts was that there seemed to be a too Zoeys Broken Heart Making Out 26 good to be true narrative with Luckey Harris really seemed to be trying a little to hard to be hammering home the he s such a niceuy narrative particularly with bits like the he literally How To Cure Backache Caused By Disc Problems gave someone the shirt of his back story It seems a bit disingenuous especially with Luckey situated firmly as the protagonist and a lot of perspectives from those who didn t directly agree throughout his time at Oculus with him not presented You don t have to be nice to be treated unfairly but making someone look a little too nice can cast doubt on whether they really are innocent it makes it seem like som. Ne in a camper trailer invents a device that has the potential to change everythingWith the help of a videoame legend a serial entrepreneur and many other colorful characters Luckey's scrappy startup kickstarts a revolution and sets out to bring VR to the masses As with most underdog stories things don't uite o according to plan But what happens next turns out to be the ultimate entrepreneurial journey a tale of battles won and lost lessons learned and never ending twists and turns including an unlikely ,