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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built Kilobaud into an empire of computer magazines by 1983, sold the lot to an
East Coast conglomerate. Art Salsberg and ... IBM had chosen to emphasize its
name — the best-known three letters in the computer industry. Apple decided to ...
Another line of computer stores, called BusinessLand, gained a foothold and for
a time became the nation's leading computer ... Bill Gates and Paul Allen were
billionaires by 1 989; Gates was the richest executive in the computer industry.
tities than ordinary personal computers, they sold for significantly higher prices. ...
Personal computers were becoming accepted and spreading throughout society;
the personal computer industry had become big business, with ceaseless ...
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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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