By Stanley W. Angrist, Edited by Pamela Sherrid November 1985
Can a first-rate literary agent, known for his stable of highbrow nonfiction authors, find happiness as an agent for hackers, counterculture computer types and software writers?
By Robert Levering, Michael Katz, Milton Moskowitz
November 1, 1984
I'm not in business to help people. I'm not in business to make friends. I'm in business to make money." The persona John Brockman likes to present to the press (and the press has been very much interested in him lately) is one of relentless cynicism.
By Jenne Conant
Two years ago, when New York literary agent John Brockman decided to automate his small agency, he bought several computer books-and became thoroughly confused. His mind suddenly cleared up when he read a projection that 25 million people would be using personal computers by 1985. "I realized that everyone who bought a computer was a potential software author," says Brockman, "and that was an interesting figure."
The Magazine of the Friendly Skies
By Steven Levy
JOHN BROCKMAN is a New York City literary agent and author. His books include By the Late John Brockman (Macmillan, 1969), 37 (Holt, Reinhart, 1970), and Afterwords (Doubleday/Anchor Books, 1973)—cult books of the seventies, known for cryptic musings in areas ranging from cybernetics to post-modernism.