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Fire in the Valley The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer

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ISBN-10: 1937785769

ISBN-13: 9781937785765

Edition: 3rd 2014

Authors: Michael Swaine, Paul Freiberger

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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 definitive history of the personal computer, drawn from interviews with the…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date: 10/30/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Best known as the editor of Dr. Dobb's Journal, Michael Swaine created or helped launch a dozen magazines, from InfoWorld to PragPub. He has written more than a thousand articles and columns for publications ranging from the Farmer's Almanac to MacUser. He currently edits books for the Pragmatic Bookshelf and is working on a mystery novel set in the mythical Northwest State of Jefferson.

Paul Freiberger is an award-winning author, inventor, and former journalist. His books include Fuzzy Logic, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He has written thousands of newspaper and magazine articles and columns, as well as speeches, white papers, and op-eds for top publications such as the Wall Street Journal.