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Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970
     

Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970

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by Christophe Lécuyer, Christophe Lecuyer
 

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ISBN-10: 0262122812

ISBN-13: 9780262122818

Pub. Date: 11/18/2005

Publisher: MIT Press

A history of the innovative practices in the San Francisco-area electronics industry that paved the way for the rise of the computer industry in Silicon Valley.

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A history of the innovative practices in the San Francisco-area electronics industry that paved the way for the rise of the computer industry in Silicon Valley.

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ISBN-13:
9780262122818
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
11/18/2005
Series:
Inside Technology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
In the mid-1970s, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, founders of a Silicon Valley startup named Apple, asked Intel retiree Mike Markkula to invest in their firm. Sensing that it could become a winner, he gave them $92,000 and, in 1977, went to work for the company. Three years later, Apple went public and Markkula made millions. Time and again over the decades, this amazing story has repeated itself on the San Francisco Peninsula now known as Silicon Valley. getAbstract finds that historian Christophe Lécuyer does a capable, intriguing, intricately researched job of taking readers behind the scenes to learn how Silicon Valley first developed, what makes it tick and what its high-tech mastery has accomplished. While some of the technical terms may require a learning curve, this is the place to learn about the center of technology in the U.S. before it came to create and dominate the high-tech industry.