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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Fred Moore was exchanging newsletters with Hal Singer, who put out the Micro-8
Newsletter in Southern California and had formed a Micro-8 club shortly after
Homebrew started. Other publications were passed around at the meetings.
... Alpha Micro, an LSI-like multiuser CPU board, which he demonstrated to
Homebrew in December 1976. New microprocessors continued to arrive.
Toshiba released the first Japanese chip, the T3444. National Semiconductor
issued a new ...
... 165-166 operating systems for, 1 62 programs for, 162-163, 171-172
proliferation of, 227 at universities, 122 Microcomputer Associates, 1 28
Microcomputing magazine, 217 Micro-8 Newsletter, 1 20 Micro Finance Systems,
341 Micromation ...
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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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