Valley of genius : the uncensored history of Silicon Valley, as told by the hackers, founders, and freaks who made it boom
- ISBN: 9781455559015
- ISBN: 9781538714492
- ISBN: 1538714493
- ISBN: 1455559024
- ISBN: 9781455559022
xvi, 494 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
Contents / Notes
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-470) and index.|
|Formatted Contents Note:||Preface. Silicon Valley, explained : the story of the past, as retold by the people of the future -- Book one: Among the computer bums. The big bang : everything starts with Doug Engelbart ; Ready Player One : the first T-shirt tycoon ; The time machine : inventing the future at Xerox PARC ; Breakout : Jobs and Woz change the game ; Towel designers : Atari's high-strung prima donnas ; PARC opens the kimono : good artists copy, great artists steal ; 3P1C F41L : it's game over for Atari ; Hello, I'm Macintosh : it sure is great to get out of that bag ; Fumbling the future : who blew it: Xerox PARC--or Steve Jobs? -- Book two: The hacker ethic. What information wants : heroes of the computer revolution ; The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link : welcome to the restaurant at the end of the universe ; Reality check : the new new thing--that wasn't ; From insanely great to greatly insane : General Magic mentors a generation ; The Bengali typhoon : Wired's revolution of the month ; Toy stories : from PARC to Pixar ; Jerry Garcia's last words : Netscape opened at what?! ; A fish, a barrel, and a gun : Suck perfects the art of snark ; Culture hacking : the cyberunderground goes mainstream -- Book three: Network effects. The check is in the mail : eBay's trillion-dollar garage sale ; The shape of the internet : a problem of great googolplexity ; Free as in beer : two teenagers crash the music industry ; The dot bomb : only the cockroaches survive ... and you're one of the cockroaches ; The return of the king : iCame, iSaw, iConquered ; I'm feeling lucky : Google cracks the code ; I'm CEO ... bitch : Zuck moves to Silicon Valley to "dominate" (and does) ; Purple people eater : Apple, the company that cannibalizes itself ; Twttr : nose-ring-wearing, tattooed, neck-bearded, long-haired punk hippie misfits ; To infinity ... and beyond! : Steve Jobs in memoriam -- Epilogue: The endless frontier : the future history of Silicon Valley.|
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