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Troublemakers : Silicon Valley's coming of age

Author: Leslie Berlin
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2018] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A narrative history of the Silicon Valley generation that launched five major high-tech industries in seven years details the specific contributions of seven technical pioneers and how they established the foundation for today's tech-driven world.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Berlin
ISBN: 1451651511 9781451651515
OCLC Number: 1022622449
Description: xvi, 494 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: A bit like love --
Arrival: 1969-1971. Prometheus in the Pentagon (Bob Taylor) ; Nerd paradise (Al Alcorn) ; Eight quarters in her pocket (Fawn Alvarez) ; The Fairchildren (Mike Markkula) ; What do we do with these? (Niels Reimers) ; Come with me, or I'll go by myself (Sandra Kurtzig) --
Building: 1972-1975. Have you seen this woman? (Sandra Kurtzig) ; Turn your backs on the origins of computing! (Bob Taylor) ; Hit in the ass by lightning (Al Alcorn) ; Make it happen (Niels Reimers) ; That's what I did on Mondays (Mike Markkula) --
Challenges: 1976-1977. I needed to land behind a desk (Fawn Alvarez) ; This is a big fucking deal (Al Alcorn) ; One more year or bust (Sandra Kurtzig) ; No idea how you start a company (Niels Reimers and Bob Swanson) ; That flips my switch (Mike Markkula) ; I've never seen a man type that fast (Bob Taylor) ; There are no standards yet (Mike Markkula) --
Triumph: 1979-1981. Looks like $100 million to me! (Niels Reimers and Bob Swanson) ; Sitting in a kiddie seat (Al Alcorn) ; Can you imagine your grandmother using one? (Bob Taylor) ; Young maniacs (Mike Markkula) ; What in the hell are you trying to say? (Fawn Alvarez) ; We don't need any money (Sandra Kurtzig) --
Transition: 1983-1984. The rabbits hopped away (Bob Taylor) ; Video nation (Al Alcorn) ; Knew it before they did (Niels Reimers) ; No one thought they would sell (Fawn Alvarez) ; The entire world will never be the same (Mike Markkula) ; She works hard for the money (Sandra Kurtzig) --
Conclusion: Wave after wave --
Postscript: The troublemakers today.
Responsibility: Leslie Berlin.

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A narrative history of the Silicon Valley generation that launched five major high-tech industries in seven years details the specific contributions of seven technical pioneers and how they established the foundation for today's tech-driven world.

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