Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer,Collector's Edition

Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer,Collector's Edition

by Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine


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First released in 1984, Fire in the Valley remains one of the most sought-after and widely revered testaments to the dynamic visionaries of the PC era. Now updated and expanded, the second edition contains more photos and new chapters, revealing how the PC came to transform the world today and will shape the century ahead. The authors look at recent developments at Apple, Microsoft, and IBM and convey the exciting development of other companies such as Sun, Netscape, Lotus, and Oracle in the Internet age. Itself a milestone in the fascinating history of the personal computer, Fire in the Valley is the definitive account of how it all happened and why.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071358958
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication date: 12/09/1999
Edition description: COLLECTORS
Pages: 463
Product dimensions: 7.95(w) x 9.56(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Tinder for the Fire.
Chapter 2: The Voyage to Altair.
Chapter 3: The Miracle Makers.
Chapter 4: Homebrew.
Chapter 5: The Genie in the Box.
Chapter 6: Retailing the Revolution.
Chapter 7: American Pie.
Chapter 8: The Gate Comes Down.
Chapter 9: Fire and Ashes.
Chapter 10: Wealth and War.
Epilogue: After the Revolution.

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Philip Lemmons

Swaine and Freiberger capture the communal spirit of the early computer clubs, the brilliance and blundering� Must reading.
— Philip Lemmons, editor-in-chief, BYTE Magazine

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