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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Most of the magazines' readers knew something about computers, and many
knew a lot more than that, and every one of them now wanted to own a computer.
The computer aficionados who read PE and RE were an opinionated lot; they ...
Unfortunately, the Apple Computer partnership wasn't faring as well. Ron Wayne,
overwhelmed by Jobs's intensity and ambition, wanted out, and submitted his
formal resignation. Jobs accepted the resignation and bought him out for $500.
It wasn't what his father, a businessman who had always wanted his son to
become a professor, wanted. For that matter, it wasn't terribly consistent with
Kapor's own 1960s anticorpo- rate values. He reasoned that having his own
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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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