Accidental Empires: How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, and Still Can't Get a Date

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HarperBusiness, 1993 - Computer industry - 336 pages
An anecdotal history of the computer industry, this book focuses on odd personalities - Steve Jobes, Steve Wozniak, Mitch Kapor and Bill Gates - as well as on the hacker culture they spawned. The manias and foibles of these men are revealed, and their neuroses have shaped the computer business.

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User Review  - Helm - LibraryThing

This book was the basis for "Triumph of the Nerds", the popular PBS series. It is the definitive history of the personal computer era from the mid 1970's to 1995. I showed this video series to every ... Read full review

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OMG I can't believe no other members have this! If you want a humorous look at out how (personal) computers were spawned into the multi-million industry they are today this is the book for you. Read full review

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