Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer

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McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Computers - 463 pages
"Fire in the Valley, updated edition, tells the colorful and sometimes hilarious stories of the personal computer pioneers. Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Steve Wozniak, Ed Roberts, Ted Nelson are all there and more. The book captures the medley of influences of the times - the wild risk-taking, the 60s consciousness, rebellion against bureaucracy, the kitchen-table engineering - that were essential to the making of the personal computer. Demand for this new edition heightened with the movie based on Fire in the Valley several months ago. This edition adds to the material about those heady days and brings the story into the present by putting the development of the Internet and the World Wide Web in perspective. Fire in the Valley is an inviting, lively and popular, people-centered computer history that helps understand how and why computers, the Internet and the Web have changed our lives." -- BOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITE.

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User Review  - joeldinda - LibraryThing

Another pleasant reread of a personal computing history book I originally read in the 1980s. The authors--both of whom edited computer publications as the stories developed--tell the story of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - JohnMunsch - LibraryThing

A fun book that covers the personal computer revolution from the mid 70's to the late 90's. Lots of great quotes and snippets from interviews plus several picture sections. The only weak part of the ... Read full review

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