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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For Bill Lohse in sales, things were endlessly exciting and challenging. Lohse
saw the company as constantly evolving, unafraid to take risks, and scoring some
big successes along the way. Millard thrived on change and risky ventures.
Steve Bishop told Lohse to advise their European dealers of the situation.
Meanwhile, Millard was desperately looking for someone with money to keep
IMSAI afloat. On August 7, Steve Bishop telexed Lohse: "YOU NEED TO
Lohse then sent a telex to Matthews: "WE ARE WAITING." She replied: "WELL,
WE HAVE ANOTHER DAY." Lohse waited a bit, then answered, "WELL, OURS IS
ABOUT OVER," perhaps referring to the time difference, or perhaps something ...
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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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