Fire in the Valley: The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer (by Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine)


Author(s): Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine

Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Publish date: 2014-10-30
ISBN-10: 1937785769
ISBN-13: 9781937785765
Language: English
Description:
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.
Fire in the Valley is the… more…

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