Re: [SWCollect] Home Computer Wars book

2004-06-15 Thread Jim Leonard
Lee K. Seitz wrote:
I noticed the book doesn't have an index, so I'm trying to compile a
basic one as I go for later reference.  I'll publish it on the web
when I'm finished.  Does this seem like a useful project? 
Not unless you plan to publish the book itself -- it's hard to find.
BTW, I just finished _Hard Drive_, about Microsoft and Bill Gates up
through c. 1993.  Next will probably either be _Hackers_, which I
started once but didn't finish, or John Sculley's _Odyssey_.
I'd like to recommend Accidental Empires by Robert X. Cringely.
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Re: [SWCollect] Home Computer Wars book

2004-06-15 Thread Howard Feldman

Here's a 'cheap' copy if someone cares:

http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BookDetails?bi=262883290

and if thats gone and you want to pay $100:

http://www.alibris.com/search/detail.cfm?BID=8223523025pwork=2973045siteID=5Nv03vHgBCI-IKaHSR7l2ycgkVcaMgbY1w

http://dogbert.abebooks.com/abe/BookDetails?bi=293650530

 Jim Leonard wrote:
 
  Lee K. Seitz wrote:
 
   I noticed the book doesn't have an index, so I'm trying to compile a
   basic one as I go for later reference.  I'll publish it on the web
   when I'm finished.  Does this seem like a useful project?
 
  Not unless you plan to publish the book itself -- it's hard to find.
 
   BTW, I just finished _Hard Drive_, about Microsoft and Bill Gates up
   through c. 1993.  Next will probably either be _Hackers_, which I
   started once but didn't finish, or John Sculley's _Odyssey_.
 
  I'd like to recommend Accidental Empires by Robert X. Cringely.
  --
  Jim Leonard ([EMAIL PROTECTED])
  World's largest electronic gaming project:http://www.MobyGames.com/
  A delicious slice of the demoscene:http://www.MindCandyDVD.com/
  Various oldskool PC rants and ramblings:   http://www.oldskool.org/
 
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Re: [SWCollect] Home Computer Wars book

2004-06-15 Thread Chris Newman



I found Odyssey to be somewhat self-serving and a 
definite spinned POV on Sculley's influence on Apple's golden days. I'd suggest 
you bookmark it with a large grain of salt. Hackers, on the other hand, was 
great fun, and written more objectively. That book covered a much greater period 
in computing (1960-circa 1983) and included both the influence of the first 
generation of computing from MIT as well as the heady startup atmosphere of west 
coast commerical efforts.


- Original Message - 

  From: 
  Lee K. 
  Seitz 
  To: Software Collecting 
  Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 12:20 
  PM
  Subject: [SWCollect] Home Computer Wars 
  book
  I'm currently reading _The Home Computer Wars_ by Michael S. 
  Tomczyk.It's an inside account of Commodore computers (with emphasis on 
  JackTramiel) from the planning for the VIC-20 until Tramiel's 
  departure(post-C-64).It's pretty good so far. One thing I've 
  noticed is that since it waswritten in 1984, there are references that 
  today you'll only get ifyou lived through and were somewhat involved with 
  the personalcomputer revolution. For example, referring to the Apple 
  II as simply"the Apple."I noticed the book doesn't have an index, 
  so I'm trying to compile abasic one as I go for later reference. 
  I'll publish it on the webwhen I'm finished. Does this seem like a 
  useful project? Iunderstand it's a fairly hard book to find, so it 
  may not be overlyuseful. Are there any sites on the web that provide 
  indices for bookswithout them?BTW, I just finished _Hard Drive_, 
  about Microsoft and Bill Gates upthrough c. 1993. Next will probably 
  either be _Hackers_, which Istarted once but didn't finish, or John 
  Sculley's _Odyssey_.-- Lee K. Seitz[EMAIL PROTECTED]--This 
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