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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In the process of programming the astrology machine, he rewrote the debugger
and the assembler, two tools for creating software, and began work on the editor.
These constituted the essential parts of the operating system. In addition, he ...
But the home/hobby computer market began to expand rapidly. Tandy was not
the only company driving prices down, thereby opening the market for home
computers. Nolan Bushnell's Atari, which initially produced only video game
When the Internet blossomed in popularity with the invention of the World Wide
Web in 1994, the online systems began having trouble justifying their existence
independent of the Internet, and all began offering Internet access. The sudden ...
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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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