The spine may show signs of wear. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. You may manage some of them, and you either have a manager or are your own manager. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Why did the two of you write Fire in the Valley? A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
This is the third edition of this fantastic work, and the authors do a credible job of describing today's melding of personal computing into the more intuitive world of personal devices phones and a more immersive experience with the Internet. So while Fire in the Valley does a great job of providing historical context for many of the inventions that preceded today's personal computer, it's only part of the story. If you are into computer industry history, this book is wonderful. I wanted to be as close to the industry as I could get. Q: Why did the two of you write Fire in the Valley? We also were super impressed with the founders of the hardware and software companies who were smart and highly ambitious. Paul Freiberger is an award-winning author, inventor, and former journalist.
Natasha Murashev can help you there. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Not Signed; 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. Fire in the Valley The Birth and Death of the Personal Computer, Third Edition by Michael Swaine and Paul Freiberger 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. December 21, 2014 at 9:14 am Simply want to say your article is as astounding. Within United Kingdom About this Item: The Pragmatic Programmers, United States, 2014.
What they did was invent the personal computer: not just a new device, but a watershed in the relationship between man and machine. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. He told us about them when we visited him in his dorm room when he went back to college to finish his degree. Fire in the Valley is the definitive history of the personal computer, drawn from interviews with the people who made it happen, written by two veteran computer writers who were there from the start. About this Item: McGraw-Hill Companies, 2000.
Right from the start, I feel like I am stepping back in time with Bill Gates and witnessing the birth of the personal computer. Thanks 1,000,000 and please carry on the rewarding work. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. 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. Rather than taking a pure chronological approach, the narrative groups the material into themes like hardware development, evolving operating systems, user reactions, investor relations, business adoption, the growth of multimedia, corporate rises and falls, and the like.
So he investigated, and discovered that it was all about customer support. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. That was true of the previous edition, and is even more true today with the third edition.
The book does a good job of telling us about the start of the personal computer, about individuals who were fascinated with computers and wanted one when none were available, so they made their own. It's relevant to today, and it even makes those of us old enough to remember some of it reminisce. If this sounds interesting to you, this book is easily the best one I have encountered on the topic. To buy this book at the lowest price,. They built the first computers, and started third party accessory businesses as well as computer stores. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. This month he shares what he learned about this crucial part of any business.
The book covers not only historic events and figures, but also issues and philosophies that had an impact of the birth, growth, life, and death of many companies along the way. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. They launched a hobbyist movement that grew into an industry, and ultimately a social and technological revolution: not just the personal computer, but a watershed in the relationship between man and machine. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. This is the third edition of the book; with the first two editions coming out in 1984 and 2000. He will steer you clear of one of the biggest time-traps managers regularly fall into.
Anand is the author of Community Server Quickly published by Packt Publishing. The book also drags out the tired story of Von Neumann creating the basic architecture of the stored program computer. Paul and I were working and living in Palo Alto, a few blocks from Stanford University and 20 minutes from Apple headquarters. I hope you ask yourself what we have learned from this era and were there values introduced that are worthy of preserving. Don't Get Left Out Are your friends jealous that you get these spiffy email newsletters and they don't? While this occasionally caused some timeline confusion okay, are we still in the 90s? Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp s. One would surely enjoy reading it especially as you gather a lot of information about the history of computers and be surprised that there are many untold stories about it particularly people who made vast contributions to the development of personal computers and the internet. Mike: I had been working in one of the first computer stores as a programmer.