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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Lee Felsenstein Designer of several microcomputer products The Fourth Street
garage in Berkeley was a busy place in the spring of 1975. Lee Felsenstein was
making a meager living from odd jobs, including repairing friends' Altairs, while ...
Lee Felsenstein remembers: "He arrived carrying his Altair and other 'stuff' and
crouched to set it up in a corner near the door. He unrolled an extension cord out
into the hallway where one of the few live electrical outlets could be found, and ...
Lee Felsenstein (of Homebrew Computer Club, Community Memory project, and
Processor Technology fame) was surprised some audience members didn't drag
Nelson off the stage during his carefully detailed explication of computer ...
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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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