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Today almost everyone has at least one computer and people can check their email or surf the internet from their phones. In the early days of computing, computers were the size of a large rooms, there was no internet, and programming was either hard-wired or done with punched cards. In his memoir, Birth of an Industry: Computers in the Early Years, Gene Denk not only chronicles the development of the early computers, but shares what it was like to work in that fast-changing and challenging environment. In his years at the Pacific Missile Range and through 25 years at IBM, Gene's career spanned pivotal years in the industry. This book was written so that important history would be saved for posterity.