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Eventually, he contracted to write a language for Intel and produced a
microcomputer version of a large, complicated computer language called PL/I. A
computer language is a set of commands the computer can recognize. The
computer can ...
Until paper tape readers and Gates and Allen's BASIC became available, Altair
owners had to speak to their machines in machine language. Machine language
meant the native language of the Altair's microprocessor, the Intel 8080.
The two kinds of programs the new machines needed immediately were
operating systems and high-level languages. ... Every computer has a language
known as "machine language," which is simply a set of commands the machine is
built to ...
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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