When Computing Got Personal: A History of the Desktop Computer (Unabridged) - Matt Nicholson

When Computing Got Personal: A History of the Desktop Computer (Unabridged)

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  • Release Date: 2015-03-12
  • Genre: Technologie
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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.

Here you will find some of the most intelligent and eccentric people you could hope to meet, including wide-eyed hippies, subversive students, computer nerds, entrepreneurs, hackers, crackers and financial backers. Some lost out and some became millionaires, but all played a part in transforming our world.