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
Results 1-3 of 36
Steve Wozniak, on Steve Jobs AFTER THE RELEASE OF THE MACINTOSH IN
1984, STEVE JOBS FELT vindicated. Plaudits from the press and an immediate
cult following assured him that the machine was, as he had proclaimed it, ...
Meanwhile, Oracle's unpredictable founder Larry Ellison, now a member of the
Silicon Valley billionaire boys club, was stirring things up by hinting that he would
buy Apple and let his good friend Steve Jobs run it. Jobs gave no credence to ...
Then he introduced Steve Jobs. The crowd jumped to its feet and applauded
wildly. When things finally quieted down, Jobs described NeXTSTEP and his
view of the challenges facing Apple. He could have said anything. He had the
crowd in ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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
8 other sections not shown