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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At the end of 1977, the groups include not only the 6800 group, but also the P8
Users, North Star Users Group, Sol Users Society, and PET Users." At that time,
the Homebrew attendees (the club did not have members) included key people ...
Rotenberg would later insist that BCS was a "users' group, not a club." BCS and
the other users' groups were computer clubs that had developed into something
more. They served as informal think tanks, social groups, and arenas for the ...
The control extended to dictating what icons representing third-party programs
could appear on the user's desktop when the computer first started up. In 1994,
Compaq, by then the leading personal computer maker, decided to install a ...
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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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