Paul, write a book about the beginnings of the Xbox, like Beneath A Surface

Beneath A Surface was cool and really good, I really liked it. I know Brad was too young to experience the beginnings of the Xbox first hand but Paul is an old, old man and he surely knows lots about this. Paul, write a book like Beneath A Surface but about the beginnings of the Xbox!

Conversation 10 comments

  • Bats

    01 December, 2018 - 7:12 pm

    <p>Can I ask you a serious question? </p><p><br></p><p>The original Xbox, though it was technologically superior to the PS2, did not make a loud noise when it first came out. The Xbox 360, though it had a year headstart, was not able to win that console generation's war. If I am not mistaken, at the very end it lost to the PS3. Lastly, the Xbox One, Xbox One-S, and Xbox One X are getting worst then slaughtered in the market. It's so bad, really so-so-so bad, developers may not even develop for the next Xbox gen console. With that said, here is the question. If Thurrott writes a book about the Xbox Beginning and with all of Microsoft's failing with the console, ….</p><p><br></p><p>Who the h*ll is going to buy it? </p><p><br></p><p>You? (lol)</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

    • Bdsrev

      01 December, 2018 - 10:33 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#376029">In reply to Bats:</a></em></blockquote><p>Xbox has been around for almost 20 years and has a HUGE fan base. Some numbers: 13 million twitter followers, 8.4 million on instagram, 22 million on facebook, 2.8 million on YouTube and 1 million subscribers on reddit. They've sold 40 million Xbox One's so far… These are not small numbers, I think there is an audience for a book like this</p>

    • bbold

      03 December, 2018 - 12:56 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#376029">In reply to Bats:</a></em></blockquote><p>No reason to be rude. In fact, I agree with BDSREV. I've never heard the story of how Xbox started, and I don't know anyone who does. So yes, I would totally buy it too.</p>

  • Chris_Kez

    Premium Member
    01 December, 2018 - 9:38 pm

    <p>I like this idea.</p>

  • willr

    01 December, 2018 - 10:36 pm

    <p>Yeah and Paul actually plays Xbox too, so it does make sense. When people write books about things they don't use or care about, it's weird</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    02 December, 2018 - 7:32 am

    <p>Aside from the fact that I am not "an old, old man," the Xbox story has already been written, in several books, by insiders. The reason "Beneath a Surface" makes sense is that this story had not been written. I could see a book about Windows Phone happening, not necessarily by me. Or a book about the general fall of Windows and Microsoft's transition to a new kind of company under Satya Nadella (which has partially been documented).</p>

    • Bdsrev

      02 December, 2018 - 6:52 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#376153">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Hahaha, Paul I'm only teasing! </p>

    • curtisspendlove

      04 December, 2018 - 12:32 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#376153">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>Sorry, didn’t search the site. Do you have a recommendation for any said books? Or a recommendations page in general? I very much enjoy the audible ads on Windows Weekly because I always pick up a few great books.</p>

  • ankitk8153

    02 December, 2018 - 8:46 am

    <p>I need written book on super <a href="; target="_blank">computer</a></p>

  • curtisspendlove

    04 December, 2018 - 12:31 am

    <p>I’d totally buy the hell out of said book. </p>

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