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
Results 1-3 of 32
Gates patiently explained that he didn't own CP/M, but that he would be happy to
phone Gary Kildall and help arrange a meeting. Gates later said that he called
Kildall and told him that these were "important customers" and to "treat them right.
He bragged that he had just joined Gary Kildall in research and development.
Gates chuckled. Gary had set up an R&D department! It was such an academic
thing to do. In Gates's view, R&D was just part of doing business; it didn't warrant
All Jobs did was hang around and take the credit.' " Cooper understood that Gary
wasn't talking about Apple so much as Microsoft. Kildall hated the fact that Gates,
this dropout, this businessman, was winning the acclaim for his own inventions ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
8 other sections not shown