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Valley of genius : the uncensored history of Silicon Valley (as told by the hackers, founders, and freaks who made it boom)

Author: Adam Fisher, (Journalist); Pete Larkin
Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Adam Fisher takes listeners from the dawn of the personal computer and the internet, through the heyday of the web, up to the very moment when the current technological reality was invented. The book interweaves stories of invention and betrayal, overnight success and underground exploits, to tell the story of Silicon Valley like it has never been told before.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Interviews
Oral histories
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Fisher, (Journalist); Pete Larkin
ISBN: 9781549169052 154916905X 9781549144400 1549144405
OCLC Number: 1030283692
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Includes a PDF of supplemental material.
Performer(s): Read by Pete Larkin.
Description: 15 audio discs (approx. 19 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Preface. Silicon Valley, explained : the story of the past, as retold by the people of the future --
Book one: Among the computer bums. The big bang : everything starts with Doug Engelbart ; Ready Player One : the first T-shirt tycoon ; The time machine : inventing the future at Xerox PARC ; Breakout : Jobs and Woz change the game ; Towel designers : Atari's high-strung prima donnas ; PARC opens the kimono : good artists copy, great artists steal ; 3P1C F41L : it's game over for Atari ; Hello, I'm Macintosh : it sure is great to get out of that bag ; Fumbling the future : who blew it: Xerox PARC --
or Steve Jobs? --
Book two: The hacker ethic. What information wants : heroes of the computer revolution ; The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link : welcome to the restaurant at the end of the universe ; Reality check : the new new thing --
that wasn't ; From insanely great to greatly insane : General Magic mentors a generation ; The Bengali typhoon : Wired's revolution of the month ; Toy stories : from PARC to Pixar ; Jerry Garcia's last words : Netscape opened at what?! ; A fish, a barrel, and a gun : Suck perfects the art of snark ; Culture hacking : the cyberunderground goes mainstream --
Book three: Network effects. The check is in the mail : eBay's trillion-dollar garage sale ; The shape of the internet : a problem of great googolplexity ; Free as in beer : two teenagers crash the music industry ; The dot bomb : only the cockroaches survive ... and you're one of the cockroaches ; The return of the king : iCame, iSaw, iConquered ; I'm feeling lucky : Google cracks the code ; I'm CEO ... bitch : Zuck moves to Silicon Valley to "dominate" (and does) ; Purple people eater : Apple, the company that cannibalizes itself ; Twttr : nose-ring-wearing, tattooed, neck-bearded, long-haired punk hippie misfits ; To infinity ... and beyond! : Steve Jobs in memoriam --
Epilogue: The endless frontier : the future history of Silicon Valley.
Responsibility: Adam Fisher.

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Adam Fisher takes listeners from the dawn of the personal computer and the internet, through the heyday of the web, up to the very moment when the current technological reality was invented. The book interweaves stories of invention and betrayal, overnight success and underground exploits, to tell the story of Silicon Valley like it has never been told before.

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