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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When Woz spotted one of those games, Pong, in a bowling alley, he was inspired
. "I can make one of those," he thought, and immediately went home and
designed a video game. Even though its marketability was questionable (when a
And at least once, Woz's generosity to his friends caused friction with Scotty, who
was less tolerant than Markkula of eccentricity in the corporate environment. He
couldn't understand Wozniak's irregular work habits, which swung from total ...
It took Woz more than a month to "talk himself out of his amnesia, as he put it.
Even after his memory returned, Woz didn't want to go back to Apple right away.
He had already phased himself out of the major decision making there. He simply
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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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