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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Or so it seemed. The Tandy Corporation began as a wholesale leather business.
In 1927, Dave Tandy and his friend Norton Hinckley founded the Hinckley-Tandy
Leather Company, which soon established a solid reputation around Fort Worth ...
This was a more encouraging statement than the one he had heard a few months
earlier when a Radio Shack executive had telexed French saying, "Don't waste
my time. We can't sell computers." Tandy was, however, protecting its turf.
Charles Tandy celebrated his sixtieth birthday in style, making an entrance to his
birthday party astride an elephant. A few months later, on a Saturday afternoon in
November 1978, Tandy died in his sleep. The following Monday, the value of ...
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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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