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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He also proposed that Proc Tech could market the board on its own. Disk drives
were so clearly destined to be a part of any serious microcomputer system that
engineers were already vying to develop a low- cost disk drive system with ...
Despite such problems, Proc Tech still seemed to be thriving. The executives
were recycling their profits into the company. (Lee Felsen- stein was investing his
in the Community Memory project.) The Proc Tech staff in Emeryville now ...
That didn't help. On May 14, 1979, the wolf came to the Pleasanton factory door
and found nobody home. The Proc Tech principals had cashed in their chips and
gone on to other ventures. Theories abounded as to why Processor Technology ...
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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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