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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In June 1975, Heiser flew to Albuquerque to talk to the people at MITS. The MITS
execs weren't sure what to make of Dick Heiser. Ed Roberts thought he was a "
nice guy" but lacked the aggressiveness that marked a born entrepreneur.
The Making of the Personal Computer Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine. and
Heiser was amazed that so many people were willing to spend real money on
these machines. In his first month, he took in between $5,000 and $10,000, and
in his ...
Heiser also faced competition from a group of devout Indian Sikhs in Pasadena.
Although American by birth and upbringing, they embraced the culture of their
Indian ancestors. They also embraced cutting-edge technology. "For them, it
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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
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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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