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Users could put information into the machine and manipulate it, but once they
shut off the power — or set aside the current problem to look at the next — the
information disappeared. Even temporary storage was extremely limited.
Although the ...
The chief users and the designers and company presidents were still hobbyists at
heart, and most of the world knew nothing of the revolution that was afoot. But
new companies were emerging like mushrooms overnight. Among the computer
The collection of programs that controls I/O devices like disk drives, shunts
information into and out of memory, and performs all the other operations that the
computer user wants done automatically is called an operating system. In
practice, it ...
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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