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Fire in the valley : the making of the personal computer

Author: Paul Freiberger; Michael Swaine
Publisher: New York, NY : McGraw Hill, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text covers the "birth" of the personal computer. It includes more photographs than the previous editions, and comments and quotes from some of the key players from that time looking back on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Freiberger; Michael Swaine
ISBN: 0071358927 9780071358927
OCLC Number: 182863807
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 463 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword. About this Edition. Preface. Acknowledgements. Portents. Time Line. Chapter 1: Tinder for the Fire. Chapter 2: The Voyage of Altair. Chapter 3: The Miracle Makers. Chapter 4: Homebrew. Chapter 5: The Genie in the Box. Chapter 6: Retailing the Revolution. Chapter 7: American Pie. Chapter 8: The Gate Comes Down. Chapter 9: Fire and Ashes. Chapter 10: Wealth and War. Index.
Responsibility: Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine.

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The authors tell their tale with surprising human as well as technological insights.Freidberger and Swaine are blessed with a remarkable tale to tell.Fire in the Valley offers many nerd pleasures, Read more...

 
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