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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MITS exclusivity policy, except that Terrell chose to ignore it. He was selling all
the Altairs he could get, between 10 to 50 a month, plus anything else he could
get from IMSAI and Proc Tech. The MITS edict, Terrell concluded, was not only ...
The Making of the Personal Computer Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine.
Couriesy of Paul Terrell blown directly into a telephone receiver, the whistle
exactly mimicked. k Paul Terrell in his Byte Shop, which he opened in 1975 in
Mountain View ...
in July 1976, Woz gave a demonstration of the Apple I. Paul Terrell, one of the
industry's earliest retailers, was in attendance. Jobs gave Terrell a personal
demonstration of the machine. "Take a look at this," Jobs told Terrell. "You're
going to ...
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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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