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An engineer named Marcian "Ted" Hoff had joined Intel as its twelfth employee,
and when, within a year, he began working on the ETI job, the company already
employed 200 people. Hoff was fresh from academia. After earning a PhD, ...
Hoff followed the reasoning all right, but he knew building a special-purpose
device when a general-purpose one was just as easy to construct was still
wasteful. Besides, he thought, generalizing the project made it more interesting.
The Japanese engineers offered their ideas and Hoff presented his and Mazer's
innovation. As a result, ETI decided to accept the Intel design and signed an
exclusive contract for the chips. Hoff was relieved. Work began on the actual
layout of ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joeldinda - LibraryThing
Another pleasant reread of a personal computing history book I originally read in the 1980s. The authors--both of whom edited computer publications as the stories developed--tell the story of the ... Read full review
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A fun book that covers the personal computer revolution from the mid 70's to the late 90's. Lots of great quotes and snippets from interviews plus several picture sections. The only weak part of the ... Read full review
The Voyage to Altair
The Miracle Makers
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Western Sunrise: The Genesis and Growth of Britain's Major High Tech Corridor
No preview available - 1987