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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By this time, nearly all semiconductors were made of silicon, and soon the area
came to be known as Silicon Valley. The semiconductor industry grew with
amazing speed, and the size and price of its products shrank at The
Breakthrough ♢ 13.
A motley group of engineers and revolutionaries were gathering in Silicon Valley,
many attending Homebrew meetings, some actually suspecting the truth: that
they were experiencing the birth of something remarkable. They included the ...
His columns began as straightforward analyses of Silicon Valley chip technology.
But Osborne quickly gravitated to other issues, and soon wrote muckraking
indictments of computer companies. He was particularly critical of the common ...
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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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