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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Building One was primarily the administrative building. Building Two was the
production building. There was always this thing of Building Two versus Building
One. Todd Fischer IMSAI computer repairman Todd Fischer liked to fix things.
Fischer valued the camaraderie, and he also noted some other differences
between the people in IMSAI's two buildings. Those in Building One were
definitely cliquish, whereas those in Building Two were relatively laid back.
Building Two ...
"Everything but the kitchen sink," he chuckled, "including the stopper and the
faucets." Seymour Rubinstein was making miracles in his own way. Meanwhile,
Building One's glorification of achieving the impossible dream was creating
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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
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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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