Sunday, April 23, 2006
Stan Veit's History of the Personal Computer
Other favorite books on this topic include Fire in the Valley: The Making of The Personal Computer by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine, an excellent detailed look at the development of the PC; Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy, an attempt to dispell the negative connotations of the term hacker; and Collectible Microcomputers by Michael Nadeau, a true collectors guide to the many wonderful personal computers that before the onslaught of the PC clones.
Another favorite book is A History of Modern Computing : Second Edition by Paul E. Ceruzzi, a detailed history starting with the development of the ENIAC near the end of World War II. If you're interested in retro-computing, you should definitely seek out one or more of these titles.