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the making of the personal computer Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine. Electric
Pencil was like Kleenex and Coke; it was generic. [Shrayer] could have owned
the microcomputer word processing business if he'd wanted to. But he didn't.
word processor available — and Shrayer didn't even know what a word
processor was. He had to invent one. By Christmas of 1976, after nearly a year of
work, Electric Pencil was ready. Although written first on the Altair, Electric Pencil
won its ...
He decided that his firm would not sell to manufacturers, as Kildall, Eubanks, and
Gates had been doing, nor would it sell by mail to end-users, as Shrayer, Cooper,
and Parson did. The number of computer stores was not large, but it was ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JohnMunsch - LibraryThing
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