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The silicon jungle

Author: David H Rothman
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David H Rothman
ISBN: 0345320638 9780345320636
OCLC Number: 12591901
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 385 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: The silicon jungle --
The Kaypro phenomenon: how Solana Beach took on Silicon Valley --
After the war --
WordStar: the creators --
The select word processor: Martin Dean versus the command-driven restaurants --
Three software stories: motorcycles, homes, and the $200,000-a-year disk --
Graphics (or How a mouse helped Joe Shelton's friends stop feeling like rats) --
People: the Who-how solution --
The Hal syndrome --
Jewels that blip --
Wired to work --
How I found "God" on MCI (and a few other odds and ends about electronic mail) --
Net gain$ --
As the jungle thickens (aka the great modeming) --
Backups : More tips and tales from the jungle ; Twenty-six questions to ask at (and about) the computer store ; A few grouchy words on printers ; The lucky 13: what to look for in choosing software ; On the evolution of software (and a "perfecter and perfecter" program) ; "3-D" versus mail-order software, and how to shop ; "Easy" data bases: another view (Mensa member versus InfoStar) ; Graphics tips ; Consultant contracts: some who-how questions ; Window shopping ; Of mice and men, and touch pads, touch screens, etc. ; The micro connection: some critical explanations ; MODEM7: an almost-free and fairly easy way to talk to other computers ; Why not an electronic Peace Corps?
Responsibility: David H. Rothman.

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