It's not easy to put Tim O'Reilly in a nutshell, but with the essays in this collection, you get valuable insight into the mind of the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media. Tim O'Reilly in a Nutshell contains more than a dozen essays that discuss paradigm shifts in technology, the future of online publishing, and the way he approaches business. Along the way, he discusses open source projects, Unix, and technologies from Microsoft, Apple, and other companies.
One thing that stands out in these essays is O'Reilly's ability to see technological trends long before they happen. Essays from a decade ago address today's networked world in detail, whether it's the Internet operating system, the Web's "architecture of participation," or the rapid rise of ebooks. It's a fascinating journey into the knowledge and passions of one of today's technology leaders.