Accidental Empires

Accidental Empires : How the Boys of Silicon Valley Make Their Millions, Battle Foreign Competition, And Still Can't Get a Date

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In the vein of Thomas Bass or Ed Regis, this book looks at the business of computing in the US, at computer science, as a business, and as a collection of extraordinary and eccentric characters. After automobiles, energy production, and illegal drugs, personal computers are the largest manufacturing industry in the world, and one of the great success stories for American business. This book looks at the development of this industry.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 14mm | 222g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 014017138X
  • 9780140171389

Table of contents

The demo-god; the tyranny of the normal distribution; why they don't call it computer valley; amateur hour; role models; chairman bill leads the happy workers in song; all IBM stories are true; software envy; clones; the prophet; font wars; on the beach; economics of scale; counter-reformation; future computing.
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