When Computing Got Personal: A History of the Desktop Computer

When Computing Got Personal: A History of the Desktop Computer

by Matt Nicholson

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Overview

This is the story of how a handful of geeks and mavericks dragged the computer out of corporate back rooms and laboratories and into our living rooms and offices. It is a tale not only of extraordinary innovation and vision but also of cunning business deals, boardroom tantrums and acrimonious lawsuits. Matt Nicholson has been a computer journalist since 1983 and has edited a number of popular newsstand magazines, including PC Plus and What Micro.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992777418
Publisher: Matt Publishing
Publication date: 02/06/2014
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Matt Nicholson has been a computer journalist since 1983 and has edited a number of popular newsstand magazines, including PC Plus and What Micro.

Table of Contents

1. Minis and mainframes
2. Cheap as chips
3. The rise of the nerds
4. Fun and games
5. Extraordinary fellows
6. IBM strikes back
7. Revenge of the clones
8. Child's play
9. Stealing the TV
10. The killer app
11. The battle of the WIMPS
12. Owning the Web
13. Through the looking glass
14. Saving Apple
15. Geeks bearing gifts
16. Catching the wave
Timeline
How computers work
Bibliography
Index

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