Fire in the Valley, 3rd Edition

The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer



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AuthorsMichael Swaine, Paul Freiberger
PublisherThe Pragmatic Programmers
Published2014
Pages424
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaper book / ebook (PDF)
ISBN-101937785769
ISBN-139781937785765
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In the 1970s, while their contemporaries were protesting the computer as a tool of dehumanization and oppression, a motley collection of college dropouts, hippies, and electronics fanatics were engaged in something much more subversive. Obsessed with the idea of getting computer power into their own hands, they launched from their garages a hobbyist movement that grew into an industry, and ultimately a social and technological revolution. What they did was invent the personal computer: not just a new device, but a watershed in the relationship between man and machine. This is their story.


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