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    DescriptionFilled with first-hand accounts of ambition, greed, and inspired engineering, this history of the personal computer revolution takes readers inside the cutthroat world of Commodore. Before Apple, IBM, or Dell, Commodore was the first computer manufacturer to market its machines to the public, selling an estimated 22 million Commodore 64s. Those halcyon days were tumultuous, however, owing to the expectations and unsparing tactics of founder Jack Tramiel. Engineers and managers with the company between 1976 and 1994 share their memories of the groundbreaking moments, soaring business highs, and stunning employee turnover that came with being on top in the early days of the microcomputer industry. This updated second edition includes additional interviews and first-hand material from major Commodore figures like marketing guru Kit Spencer, chip designer Bill Mensch, and Commodore co-founder Manfred Kapp.

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    A Company on the Edge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Bagnall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 561
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 939 g
    ISBN 13: 9780973864960
    ISBN 10: 0973864966

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: MED
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KNTX
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16320
    Libri: I-BE
    BIC subject category V2: HBTK
    LC classification: QA
    B&T General Subject: 229
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    B&T Approval Code: A80070000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: COM080000
    DC22: 338.76100409, 338.7/610040971
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 338.76004165
    Thema V1.0: KNTX, NHTK
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Variant Press
    Imprint name
    Variant Press
    Publication date
    06 January 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Brian Bagnall is the author of numerous computer titles, including Core LEGO Mindstorms, On the Edge, and Maximum LEGO NXT. He is also a frequent contributor to Old-Computers.com, an online museum dedicated to recording and preserving computer history. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.