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Book Title: Fire in the Valley: The Making of the Personal Computer|
The author of the book: Paul Freiberger
Edition: Osborne Publishing
Date of issue: May 1st 1984
ISBN 13: 9780881341218
Format files: PDF
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In the early 1970s the personal computer was just a wild dream shared by a small group of computer enthusiats in an area south of San Francisco now called Silicon Valley.
Working after-hours in basements and warehouses, computer pioneers Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak of Appel Computer, Bill Gates of Microsoft, Gary Kildall of Digital Research, and many others ignited a technological revolution of astounding magnituce.
This is the story of those individuals and th industry they founded. It reveals the visions they shared, the sacrifices they made, and the rewards they reaped.
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Read information about the authorPaul Freiberger, author of "When Can You Start?" is an award-winning writer. His work has been widely praised for its effectiveness and compassion. As President of Shimmering Careers, Paul helps individuals improve their careers with job interview preparation, resumes and job search.
Paul won The Los Angeles Times Book Award as co-author of "Fuzzy Logic" (Simon & Schuster, 1994) and he co-authored the best-selling "Fire in the Valley: The Birth of the Personal Computer" (McGraw-Hill, 1984, rev. 2000), translated into many languages and later made into the Hollywood movie Pirates of Silicon Valley with Noah Wyle. Paul has produced reports for National Public Radio programs, including All Things Considered and Morning Edition. He is a former columnist for the San Jose Mercury News and a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He directed communications for McKinsey & Company, the world's most respected global management consulting firm.
Paul has gone through several job transformations himself. He has worked as a teacher, a night porter, a newspaper reporter, a technology project manager, a chef, a communications executive, and an entrepreneur. He knows the job search process and how to make it work. He earned a B.A. in history at the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Masters in Italian from Middlebury College.