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Many have found a lowercase acronym for that philosophy: est. One outspoken
computer company president pronounced that "est killed IMSAI," and as est was
understood and practiced at IMSAI, at least, many industry insiders would agree.
Nevertheless, Proc Tech and companies like it — that operated in ways that
baffled seasoned executives — were constructing the microcomputer industry.
Soon that industry was shifting its orientation from the hobbyist to the consumer.
The presence of IBM and the other big companies shook the industry to its
hobbyist roots. Tandy, with its own distribution channels, was only modestly
affected. Commodore was concentrating on European sales and sales of low-
cost home ...
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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
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Western Sunrise: The Genesis and Growth of Britain's Major High Tech Corridor
No preview available - 1987