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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Robert Noyce and Marcian Hoff, Jr. "History of Microprocessor Development at
Intel," IEEE Micro, 1981 IN EARLY 1969, INTEL DEVELOPMENT
CORPORATION, A SILICON VALLEY semiconductor manufacturer, received a
commission from ...
The term that evolved to describe such a device was microprocessor, and
microprocessors were general-purpose devices specifically because of their
programmability. Because the Intel microprocessor used the stored-program
concept, the ...
possession of that right, it turned out, was no guarantee that Intel would ever
exercise it. Intel's marketing department was cool to the idea of releasing the
chips to the general engineering public. Intel had been formed to produce
memory chips ...
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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
The Voyage to Altair
The Miracle Makers
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