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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toughest instructor, so maybe he'd learn something, Eubanks thought. For
Eubanks, the hard work in Kildall's class paid off. He became interested in
microcomputers and spent a lot of time in the lab at the back of the classroom,
working with ...
Soon after that, in early 1977, Eubanks found himself negotiating a contract with
IMSAI's director of marketing, Seymour Rubinstein, to develop a BASIC for the
company's 8080 microcomputer. Rubinstein gave the young programmer no ...
The result for Eubanks was CBASIC, which later made it possible for him to found
his own company, Compiler Systems. Cooper and Parsons's Structured Systems
Group became his first distributor. But Eubanks wasn't sure how much to ask ...
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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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