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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Chris Espinosa Apple Employee No. 8 In 1977, Apple could do no wrong. It was
an enchanted time for the tiny company, whose principals radiated an innocent
confidence. Hobbyists praised Woz's design, dealers clambered for the new ...
Once when representatives of the Bank of America dropped by, Espinosa acted
quickly to remove "OH SHIT" from Woz's implementation of the Breakout game
and replace it with "THAT'S TERRIBLE." The scholarly Espinosa had an air of ...
Apple lured Jef Raskin from a writing job at Dr. Dobb's Journal to run the
company's documentation effort. Raskin encouraged Chris Espinosa, who had
planned on attending college full time in the fall, to write something that would
explain the ...
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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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