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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Microprocessors, because the customer had to learn how to use them, presented
enormous customer support problems for the young company. Hoff countered
with ideas for new microprocessor applications that no one had thought of yet.
designing machines around microprocessors, and even about using a
microprocessor as the main component in a small computer. But microprocessor-
controlled computers seemed to have marginal sales potential at best.
Wristwatches, now ...
Soon Kildall was dabbling with Intel's first 8-bit microprocessor, the 8008. He was
working in the same two-level mode — that is, developing the software for a
microprocessor on a minicomputer — that Gates and Allen used. Like Paul Allen
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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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