Books tagged: computer history

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Conversational Geek (in 7 days!)
By J. Peter Bruzzese
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,460. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Conversational Geek is a fun and easy to read journey through all the main aspects of a tech geeks life from computers to the Internet to entertainment with the goal being to teach non-geeks the terminology, technology and history that makes a geek's conversation so difficult to understand at times. The perfect book for geeks and non-geeks alike!
Multiflow Computer: A Start-up Odyssey
By Elizabeth Fisher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,140. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This story of a computer start-up is centered on Josh Fisher's creation of VLIW architecture and his dream of revolutionizing scientific computing-and his family's living with the excitement as the company emerges as a rising star, then crashes. It is also the story of the group of young scientists who built the computer with joy and esprit de corps-a remarkable adventure for everyone involved.
Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution
By Theresa Welsh
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 142,330. Language: American English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
In 1977, Radio Shack introduced TRS-80, the first off-the-shelf microcomputer, for $600. David Welsh, a hobbyists-turned-programmer, created a word processor for it and sold it worldwide to eager fans. David and his wife Theresa became part of the leading edge of the software business. With 122 illustrations, read their story and stories of other software pioneers.