Portraits in Silicon

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MIT Press, 1989 - Business & Economics - 374 pages
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Who are the masterminds of today's electronic revolution and what motivated them? That's the question Time correspondent Robert Slater asked as he traveled to Silicon Valley to interview the designers, entrepreneurs, hardware engineers, and software writers who have given us the modern computer.Robert Slater is a member of the reporting staff of the Time Jerusalem bureau.

 

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User Review  - Whitney - Borders

I read this at the library and it was very interesting and nice to learn. Very detailed stories about the first computer makers and technical details. I'm such a nerd :) haha. Read full review

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Slater, a Time correspondent based in Jerusalem, has written sketches of 34 key individuals in the electronics revolution. They range from Babbage and Turing to Richie and Thompson (UNIX), Jobs (Apple ... Read full review

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Sandra Chung is Professor of Linguistics and Chair of Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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