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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lowed by MITS's announcement of its 680b. Additional engineers were hired to
work with the new design, and new line employees were added. The struggle to
keep up with the orders for the 8800 and the determination to rush out the 680b ...
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
They had written the core of the BASIC before even meeting anyone from MITS,
and, unlike Allen, Gates insisted that he had never been a MITS employee. "
Pertec thought they were buying the software as part of the whole deal," Gates ...
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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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