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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Hundreds of people attended this event, but it was strictly a MITS Altair affair.
Every one of the dozen or so speakers and presenters were there at MITS's
invitation, including one who demonstrated a backgammon game he had written
for the ...
Although MITS grossed $13 million in 1976, the company was losing its edge. Its
products were not regarded as anywhere near the best, deliveries were slow,
and service was poor. Most other microcomputer companies at the time had
One of them was first meant to be a 2K memory board for the Altair, an ambitious
project given that MITS was shipping only an eighth as much memory. Then, at
the last minute, Marsh changed the design, doubling the capacity to 4K. MITS's ...
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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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