Friday, November 7, 2014

Fire in the Valley, Third Edition

The Pragmatic Bookshelf (Amazon):

This completely revised and expanded third edition brings the story to its completion, chronicling the end of the personal computer revolution and the beginning of the post-PC era. It covers the departure from the stage of major players with the deaths of Steve Jobs and Douglas Engelbart and the retirements of Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer; the shift away from the PC to the cloud and portable devices; and what the end of the PC era means for issues such as personal freedom and power, and open source vs. proprietary software.

The earlier edition that I read was good.

Update (2015-01-18): Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine are interviewed on the Floppy Days podcast.

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