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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The professor added that Bricklin may want to talk to an ex-student of his, Dan
Fylstra, who had researched the market for personal computer software. The
professor also gave Bricklin the same warning he'd once given to Fylstra:
because of ...
When Bricklin and Fylstra began showing the product around, not everyone
responded as enthusiastically as they had expected. Fylstra recalls
demonstrating VisiCalc to Apple chairman Mike Markkula, who was unimpressed
and proceeded ...
IBM introduced its PC, and Kapor immediately started talking up Lotus 1-2-3 to
potential investors and buyers. Kapor thought that one potential buyer would be
Dan Fylstra, who had already bought his VisiPlotAfisiTrend. Fylstra knew Kapor ...
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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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