Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer
“A book not to be missed, just plain good reading about the drama of the Kids next door turning their dreams into millions.” —The New York Times “Swaine and Freiberger capture the communal spirit of the early computer clubs, the brilliance and blundering of some of the first start-up companies, the assortment of naiveté, noble purpose and greed that characterized various pioneers, and the inevitable transformation of all this into a major industry. Must reading.” —Philip Lemmons, editor-in-chief, BYTE Magazine
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Lennon/McCartney ON THE EVENING OF APRIL 16, 1975, DURING A
HOMEBREW COM- puter Club meeting held at an elementary school in Menlo
Park, California, Steve Dompier put on a show to remember. Dompier was no
The technofreaks in the audience that night got caught up in Dompier's
excitement and began to imagine what they could do if they had computers of
their own, or rather, what they would do when they had their own computers.
What Dompier ...
The crowd gave Dom- pier a standing ovation. Technically, what Dompier had
done was just a clever but not entirely unfamiliar trick. He had simply exploited a
characteristic of small computers that would end up annoying the neighbors 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
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
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