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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"You can stay and sell sugar water," he told a vacillating Sculley, "or you can
come with me and change the world." Sculley came. Then, in January 1984,
Apple introduced its Macintosh computer. IBM had chosen to emphasize its name
— the ...
"I think you're bad for Apple," he told Sculley, "and I think you're the wrong person
to run the company." The two men left the board no room for hedging. The
individuals in that room were going to have to decide, then and there, between ...
In the late 1980s, Sculley had Dan Eilers exploring the possibility of Apple buying
Sun. A decade later, the relative fortunes of the two companies would be such
that Sun would explore the possibility of buying Apple. In 1988, Del Yocam got ...
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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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